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why love story doesn't always equal romance novel

Post by cheekychook » October 4th, 2012, 5:47 pm

I did a guest post today on Amy Sue Nathan's Women's Fiction Writer's blog about why a novel that is a love story isn't always a romance novel. I know the issue of women's fiction vs romance has been discussed here on the forums many times (as I've been the one to raise it a few times) so I'm posting the link in case anyone wants to read it. The discussions it has generated in the comment section are very interesting and I think might be helpful to anyone writing cross-genre stories or trying to decide in which genre their story fits.

http://womensfictionwriters.wordpress.c ... mment-4525
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Re: why love story doesn't always equal romance novel

Post by bcomet » October 13th, 2012, 11:49 am

Great point. Love -and not just romantic love- is a potent element in many genres. I really like cross-genre novels in that they have so many elements and don't get stuck in a (too often) repeating pattern.

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Re: why love story doesn't always equal romance novel

Post by writersink » October 31st, 2012, 9:59 am

That's a really great article!

It brings to mind a quote from 500 Days of Summer: "This is not a love story. This is a story about love." Not sure if that fits though :D

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Re: why love story doesn't always equal romance novel

Post by Francine » November 10th, 2012, 2:13 pm

I believe that it's more interesting to work on the verge of 2 fields. It's more intersting and engaging. You're like a path-breaker.
It's the one I owe my career of a writer. Thanks a lot!
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