Dissecting Dragons

Episode 240: Paging Dr Love - What the Romance Genre can Teach Us about Writing

September 18, 2020

Ordinarily, the dragons would not be delving into the romance genre except as a nod to sub plots in SFF. While romance does share speculative elements - and there are whole sub genres dedicated to romantic fantasy, paranormal romance, sci-fi romance etc - it's not normally Jules and Madeleine's cup of tea. However, the dragons also maintain that you can learn important writing lessons from pretty much any genre and romance has more to teach us than most. If you're looking to improve target audience engagement, timing, structure, character engagement or a wealth of other techniques, this episode is for you. On the slab this week - Four Weddings and a Funeral, Bridget Jones' Diary, Pride and Prejudice, Molly Harper's Half Moon Hollow series and many more.

 

Title music: Ecstasy by Smiling Cynic

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