The Popular Romance Project
By Allison Holz
Posted on October 31, 2013
Do paranormal romance heroines have to know martial arts and wield ancient weapons? Allison Holz talks about writing more down-to-earth women.
Topics: Writing Romance
By Sandra Antonelli
Posted on October 21, 2013
Author and scholar Sandra Antonelli writes romances that challenge the status quo of heroines in their 20s.
Topics: Romance Scholarship | Writing Romance
By Jessica Freely
Posted on October 17, 2013
Same-sex romance novels have taken off in the past few years. Author Jessica Freely looks at who reads these stories, and why.
Topics: Selling Romance
By Albert Wendland
Posted on October 15, 2013
Prospective writer? Read up on–and in–genres other than your own to bring spark and new understanding to your work, says Albert Wendland of Seton Hill.
Topics: Teaching Romance | Writing Romance
By Kim Gallon
Posted on October 10, 2013
In 2006, Marvel celebrated the first marriage of black superheroes: weather-controlling mutant Storm and African ruler Black Panther.
Topics: Beyond the Novel
By Meg Barker
Posted on October 1, 2013
Have you read a romance starring a manic pixie dream girl? Meg Barker examines the trope in the movie Ruby Sparks.
Topics: Beyond the Novel | Romance Scholarship
By Karen Dunak
Posted on September 17, 2013
Was the reality of romance during World War II as satisfying as the images we see in popular culture? Scholar Karen Dunak takes a look.
By Jayashree Kamble
Posted on September 3, 2013
In James Bond’s world, the romance narrative must always fail. How and why? asks scholar Jayashree Kamble.
By Susan Rensing
Posted on July 30, 2013
In the early 20th century, romance fought a battle against eugenics in the U.S.
By Amy Elizabeth Smith
Posted on July 11, 2013
Amy Elizabeth Smith had to decide how to balance editorial, public, and personal interests when writing about her own romance (and Jane Austen).
Topics: Romance Scholarship
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