Toxic Romance: Problematic Faves

As a fan, it can be difficult to acknowledge that something you loved when you were younger has not stood the test of time… It’s hard not to look back on a favorite childhood TV show or movie with the lens of a modern viewer and not see the glaring lack of representation.

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Building a Book: Planning

While picking up a pen and just writing might seem like the most organic option, that method doesn’t work for everyone. Planning a novel gives authors the ability to figure out their story and where they want to take things before they start writing. It’s a great way to organize thoughts, develop your characters, and structure your work. 

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Building a Book: Brainstorming

The beginning stages of writing a book can be daunting. Sometimes it’s harder to start writing than it is to continue the momentum once you’ve begun writing. You may have a plot point or a character in mind to start you off, but books are more than just one plot point or one character. 

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Self-Publishing Platforms

There are many different platforms available to individuals looking to self-publish. However, not all distribution platforms are made equal. Before you choose which platform is the right one for you, you should first determine your top priorities.

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Toxic Romance: Villain to Hero

I find that romance is frequently the genre that does the most work to examine if villains are capable of change and worthy of love. Do people who have done terrible, depraved things deserve to be loved? Personally, I find it so much more interesting to watch characters work for redemption as opposed to attaining it through one heroic act that results in their death.

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House Tour, Final Stop: Publicity

Book publicity is the effort a book publicist makes to get the book(s) they’re promoting into the consciousness of consumers. Simply put, it is the job of the book publicist to help drive sales by building recognition.

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Tired Tropes

while tropes are important to writing genre fiction, please keep in mind that mishandled tropes can easily become cliches. And then there are tropes that are so beyond cliche they need to be retired. Below, we’ve highlighted some of the romance tropes we could do without.

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Bridgerton is here, what’s next?

Bridgerton has proven what we in Romancelandia have known to be self-evident for years: romance novels make for excellent entertainment. Now that Bridgerton has crossed into the mainstream and people are loving it, it’s time for more.

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Bookstagram for Authors

As an author, engaging with the bookstagram community is a crucial aspect of growing your audience. Having your book featured on a bookstagram account can help you reach new readers.

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