After two months of reading only my working drafts, I’m finally back to reading – this time, with a book that seems to mix fantasy, romance, political drama, and spy thriller into a single package.Continue reading
Tag Archives: romance
Storytelling: one partner forever
Today, I’ll look into another romance-related part of storytelling: a scenario when a character has only one partner over the whole story. I’ll share my thoughts about scenarios where this works well and why – as well as mention a few alternatives.Continue reading
Book review: Found in Amber
The sequel to the Sci-Fi romance Lost in Amber (my review) had came out a while ago but I only got to it now. The sequel builds not only on the SF part of the plot but also on the lighthearted writing with many quips and funny moments even when things get dire.Continue reading
Clichés: star-crossed lovers
As I hinted during my previous cliché-based articles, I’ve come to look into the ‘star-crossed lovers’ cliché and, eventually, what I call ‘the princess cliché’ subgroup.Continue reading
Clichés: love eternal
In another cliché-related post, I’ll touch the most used and maybe the one most favored by readers: eternal love. I’ll share why I think it works so well as well as some thoughts about the alternatives.Continue reading
Book review: Lost in Amber
My first “out of my usual genre boundaries” read of 2019 was taken with this mix of Sci-Fi and romance. Intrigued by my discussion with the author in the later parts of her writing process, I’ve decided to give the book a try.Continue reading
Writing: romance elements in fantasy
In past, I made two posts about my thoughts about romance elements in fantasy from a reader’s point of view. Today, I’m finally getting to share my thoughts from a writer’s side. Spoiler-free.Continue reading
Romance elements in fantasy, part two: endings
Not so long ago, I wrote about how I saw romance elements in fantasy. This time, I’ll continue from where I left off the last time and share my opinion on some of the possible ends and how I see them – positives and negatives in all cases. It’ll not be tied to fantasy in several cases as, I believe, these work in general.
Reading: Romance elements in fantasy
Not so long ago, I got into a discussion about romance elements in fantasy. A user on Goodreads felt that in the last years, it often goes down with at least one of the pair dying before the end or ‘devolving’ into love triangles (especially in YA Urban Fantasy and Paranormal romance sub-genres) and that ‘happy ending’ books are becoming endangered species.
It turned into a discussion about romance elements in present-time fantasy literature that was quite enjoyable and insightful, even if short.