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What is Romance?

Exactly what is a romance novel?

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Comment from Katherine M. (k-11)
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I'm grateful to you for setting all these pointers down so clearly. Every November I take on the NaNoWriMo challenge (at least in terms of the word count - I have never yet managed to restrict myself to working on a single novel), and this year my main thrust will be a modern romantic novel. I am currently mapping out the bones of 12 chapters, via my monthly Lune Poems, to help me to try and disperse less than in previous years. I think your essay will help to me when I actually come to write the novel. Thanks Kate xx

 Comment Written 02-Aug-2022


reply by the author on 02-Aug-2022
    I actually map out my novels before I attempt to write. I map them with pencil and paper and a calendar. To be honest, partway through my characters take on a life of their own and don't follow the map. I find that very frustrating, but it seems to work.
Comment from royowen
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Well, you already know what my position, I can tell you when I had a crush on a girl when I was young, (although undoubtedly, the root was physical) my fantasies were never sexual, just holding hands and limited affection and marriage, I didn't want to spoil it with sex, I tell you the truth, so I'm with you, and I wasn't a Christian then! Beautifully written Barbara, blessings Roy
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 Comment Written 02-Aug-2022


reply by the author on 02-Aug-2022
    Thank you. I have a couple of rebels, who always make me question myself that maybe I should quit writing. Will make that correction.
reply by royowen on 02-Aug-2022
    You?re too good a writer, besides you?re there as an example of respect and honour, not sexual gratification.
reply by the author on 02-Aug-2022
    I agree. This person keeps telling me there's no market for what I write and I don't write romance.
reply by the author on 02-Aug-2022
    I agree. This person keeps telling me there's no market for what I write and I don't write romance.
Comment from Theodore McDowell
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A very educational look at both the definition of romance and, more importantly, the elements of a romance novel. You dig deep into those elements in a very informative way. I was amazed that romance novels make so much more money than other genres. BTW, I think you may have left out a word in the second sentence of your essay. Well done.

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 Comment Written 02-Aug-2022


reply by the author on 02-Aug-2022
    Thank you for reviewing. I'm still attempting to get it posted correctly. LOL