S8E6 – The Romance Genre

Genres can be tricky things for new authors. The genre often determines the audience, writing style, and even basic themes contained in the book. Many new authors ask in forums across the internet which genre is best for their book. This series is dedicated to those authors, in hopes of answering those questions. Each episode will break down a different genre, from the expected word count to the sentence structure.

An element of this genre is in almost every story out there. Love, lust, and loss have been part of the human experience from the beginning of time. It would make sense, then, that one of the most widely-read genres is romance. This episode breaks down the elements of romance and what makes a story fall into this genre rather than others.

First aired March 19, 2020.

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I'm an editor and cover designer for AspenHouse Publishing. I am also a host for AspenHouse's poscast, Writing Roots.

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