Jennifer Pashley discusses her new novel, THE WATCHER.
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Yaffa S. Santos discusses her debut novel, A TASTE OF SAGE.
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Get creative! “Brian” could become “Bryawn,” courter of women, slayer of ogres. ...more
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Kate Reed Petty discusses her debut novel, TRUE STORY.
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Sonali Dev talks about her latest novel,
A Change of Heart, the romance genre, writing non-white characters, and the parallels between writing and architectural design. ...more
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At the Guardian, Alison Flood wonders whether or not genre writing, particularly romance writing, is primarily “rubbish.” In her investigation, she points out how assumptions are often made about the “surface” elements of genre works and cites literary novels that have used the conventions of genre while maintaining their literariness.
The overall theme of feminism, for me, is not about having it all. It’s about having what you want and being honest about who you are. It’s about respecting who you are and what you do. ...more
The Millions has an interesting essay on why literary authors are transitioning into the world of genre-writing. Whether the cause be jumping on the most marketable bandwagon, or pressure from agents, publisher nudging or a style-change by the author, there is a plethora of explanatory theories, there is an undeniable presence of genre writing on […]