Romance and the Ingénue

I have been reading a lot of semi-romance novels / bumbling-female-detective novels lately. My latest story incorporates a difficult romance, you see, and I’m not really well versed in the language of romance in any shape or form. I’ve been attempting to determine what makes a person romantic, or appealing in novels. Normally I just…

Valentines? Schmalentines!

I’m not a huge romantic by any stretch of the imagination. I find gushy romantic overtures embarrassing, particularly if they are made in public. Luckily for me, my husband is as romantic as a dead fish so I don’t have to worry about making the stomachs of everyone around me churn and lose their lunches.…

My Story – What is it?

The manuscript I am working on is a paranormal fiction. I’m quite enamoured with the genre because of it’s practically limitless potential for Buffy-style humour and wisecracks, but I am most definitely not enamoured with the ‘romantic’ paranormal fiction. I’m not a romantic person by nature, so I suppose that’s part of the reason why…