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Weaving Together Character & Romance Arcs by Kris Kennedy

Character transformation is important in all fiction, although some genres are more plot-focused, where external stakes & plot gyrations take center stage. And sometimes, protagonists doesn’t arc a tremendous amount—they mostly have to be smarter, tougher, more reckless, or have more endurance than the bad guys. But romance is all about well, the romance. Which …
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Category Romance: Stories with Certainty for Uncertain Times with Michelle Karl

The world is on fire. Maybe even more on fire than it was last year at the same time… and when I sat down to write a post about category romance and comfort reading last summer, it seemed like things couldn’t get any worse. This morning I woke up to a report of a mass …
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Category Romance: Comfortable, Certain, and Creative! with Michelle Karl

Uncertainty. It’s a scary, stressful thing. When you wake up in the morning, you have no idea if you’ll hit traffic on the way to work. If you’ll get sick next week. If the latest political news will make life better or worse. If the day will bring another terrifying report of a tragedy somewhere …