By Jayne Ann Krentz
Romance readers and writers will locate this number of essays by way of the most well known romance novelists writing this day certain and interesting. For the 1st time, those authors clarify why romance is so well known, demonstrate why they write during this style, discover the unheralded merits of studying and writing romances and masses extra.
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But the full power of the goddess is not available to women in the early stages of life. In Everywoman's journey through the three primary aspects of the goddess—virgin to mother to crone—the romance novel maps out the first segment of the journey. And like any archetypal journey it is filled with threats and dangers against which the heroine must struggle and eventually prevail. And she does prevail. Although there may be a great deal of variation from book to book as to the personal characteristics of the heroine, all these women share one vital quality—courage.
Nothing about the romance genre is more reviled by literary critics and, indeed, by the public at large, than the conventional diction of romance. Descriptive passages are regularly culled from romance novels and read aloud with great glee and mockery by everybody from college professors to talk show hosts. You would Beneath the Surface 21 think that we romance novelists—who, like anyone else, cringe at the thought of being made the object of ridicule on national TV— would have the wit to clean up our act.
Dalton, Barnes and Noble, and Ingram mass market bestseller lists. Her five earlier historical romances have received numerous awards from romance trade magazines and organizations of fans. She is a former uranium and petroleum geologist with a Master of Science degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Linda Barlow The Androgynous Writer Another View of Point of View During the period when I was writing my historical romance novel Fires of Destiny I had a recurring dream in which Roger Trevor, the hero, would appear on my doorstep, saber rattling, to complain that I was allowing my feminist sensibilities to subvert his original rough, tough, macho character.