Category: Romance

Heroine Addict

Apparently, once I get started on archetypes, I can’t stop. So having touched on the archtypes found in stories and in heroes, I’m going to have to complete the trifecta. Theories about the nature of the modern Romance heroine are legion. She’s a placeholder. She’s an expression of […]

Holding Out For a Hero

I recently read a column by Ilona Andrews about heroes, which A) though light-hearted was also informative, and B) I immediately decided to steal use as a springboard for an article of my own.< There’s a lot of discussion as to the role of the hero in modern […]

Doing it Wrong on the Right Side of Town

Once a year this column turns cranky. Lucky you: today’s that day! The Romance genre sells a lot of books. It dominates the paperback trade. When it comes to mass markets, Romance outsells every other genre and subject combined. It stands to reason, then, that it would likely […]

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

I just read an article in The New York Times that filled me with hope — hope for my relationship with cilantro. I’m in that small percentage of the population that tastes something abominable in the herb. I find cilantro not only digusting, but also annoying, because it […]

But What I Really Want to do is Direct

There are lots of great modern romance novels out there. And there are plenty of wonderfully romantic movies. Oddly enough, the latter aren’t usually based on the former (modern romance novels; in this one instance, Jane Austen doesn’t count). Which is not to say there aren’t any at […]

Good Things Gro-o-ow in To-ron-to

Right. So you’ve joined the RWA, and are enjoying the information and advocacy your membership   entitles you to. But National’s a long way off, and RWA headquarters is in Texas, and you’re starting to get a little lonely. So what do you do? You join your local chapter. […]