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How to Make a Kissing Scene Special

March 27, 2018
Advice from Other Authors | Julie Tetel Andresen
….even if you’ve already written dozens of them. Today is a guest blog by romance writer Devika Fernando on the art of writing a great kissing scene. “A kiss is a secret told to the mouth instead of the ear.” – Ingrid Bergman When some people find out that I… read more
fridging

Fridging versus The Grieving Widower

March 23, 2018
Blog | Julie Tetel Andresen
Fridging versus The Grieving Widower merits the subtitle: The Troublesome Pattern of Killing Off Female Characters. We writers know that the only thing as fun as creating a character is killing one off. Here I’d like to come to awareness of what we’re doing when we’re killing off a character,… read more
graphic novels

Graphic Novels: The Prince and the Dressmaker

March 20, 2018
Blog | Julie Tetel Andresen
I don’t usually read graphic novels probably because so few of them involve romantic plots, but I did run across Jen Wang‘s The Prince and the Dressmaker (2018) because the New York Times crossword blogger I read, namely Rex Parker, recommended it as a romance. As it happened, one of her… read more
tipping

Tipping in the United States: Not a Pretty Story

March 16, 2018
Blog | Julie Tetel Andresen
I learned the unhappy history of tipping in the U.S. only within the past month. Then I was inspired to write this blog upon reading an op-ed piece by Danny Meyer, the highly successful New York restaurateur who was my model for Gino Milano, the hero of Love After All. Tipping customs… read more
new adult romance

New Adult Romance v. Mature Adult Romance

March 13, 2018
Blog | Julie Tetel Andresen
Have you read New Adult romance? When I’m in the mood, it’s tons of fun. New Adult Romance The major characteristics of New Adult romance usually include: Present tense, first-person narration, often only from the heroine’s POV, sometimes split between hero and heroine; A big, broody hero who is likely… read more
Jan Romes

Jan Romes: Feed My Romantic Side

March 9, 2018
Advice from Other Authors | Julie Tetel Andresen
Today is a guest blog by romance writer Jan Romes. Writers, regardless of the genre they write, thirst for real life situations and real characters to give truth and zest to their fictional stories. That’s where I found myself at the beginning of 2018. I wanted and needed something genuine… read more
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