This week: How do you handle critiques of the romance genre…
Have you always written Romance? I read many genres, but only write romance. Developing the deep emotion bond between hero and heroine while weaving in their sexual journey is satisfying to me as a writer. With life’s every day conflicts it’s nice to believe there’s a happily ever after.
How do you deal with critiques about the romance genre?
I assume this question is about those who put down the genre as a whole for whatever reason. There is good and poor writing within all genres. What’s interesting to me is that stories depicting murder and graphic violence are widely accepted. Yet, describing lovers during their most intimate moments is considered smut or deviant. The logic fails me.
What’s the one thing about our genre you’d like people to know? The HEA (Happily Ever After) genre contains so many sub-genres you’re bound to find one or more you’ll enjoy reading. If you like stories set in current day, try contemporary, inspirational, suspense, or paranormal. Historical includes, regency, ancient as well as inspirational, suspense and sometimes paranormal. Then there’s erotic and erotica and yes there is a difference. In the last several years I’ve seen sci fi emerge and as a trekkie, I’m excited about this newer category in romance.
Escape the day to day with romance! Hope you’ll swing by my tweet and blog buddy, Susan Peterson Wisnewski to see what she has to share.