Writing and Reviewing Romance

Writing and Reviewing Romance

Linda Fausnet writes romance novels and reviews romance on her blog Romance Novel Addicts Anonymous.

In this interview, we cover her journey from screenwriter to self-published novelist, what would cause her to give a 1- or 2-star review, and how to avoid the “Most of the conflict is based on a misunderstanding” plotline as a romance author.

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How to start an action story. Opening scene analysis of The Stone Speaker by Owen Garner

How to start an action story. Opening scene analysis of The Stone Speaker by Owen Garner

How do you start your novel? Today on the blog, an editorial analysis of the opening scene of The Stone Speakers a work-in-progress by Owen Garner. We'll look at what's awesome in the current draft that the author can build on, discuss scene requirements for action stories, and see how two popular published fantasy action novels meet those requirements in their opening scenes. 

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