Readers Say Romance Novels Empower, Promote Feminist Values

Readers Say Romance Novels Empower, Promote Feminist Values

The romance novel has a reputation for being escapist and low brow. As a romance reader and author, I call it entertaining and accessible. Now you can add empowering and feminist to that description, according to survey results published in Maya Rodale’s book, “Dangerous Books for Girls: The Bad Reputation of Romance Novels.”

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Writing Contest: Harlequin Seeks Unpublished Romance Novels

Writing Contest: Harlequin Seeks Unpublished Romance Novels

So You Think You Can Write? It’s not just a question. It’s the name of a contest for unpublished romance writers sponsored by Harlequin/Mills & Boon. The winner will receive a two-book series contract from the publisher.

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4 Reasons for Using a Pen Name: Why I’m Using a Pseudonym

4 Reasons for Using a Pen Name: Why I’m Using a Pseudonym

When my novella, “In His Corner,” is published by Lyrical Press, the book won’t carry my name but my pseudonym—Vina Arno. It’s going to be my first book-length work of fiction, so some people are asking: Why use a pen name? I’ll explain below. I also looked up other writers who used pseudonyms—from Agatha Christie to Stephen King—and came up with four good reasons for using a pen name.

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7 Classics that Belong to the Romance Genre: Why I Started Reading Romance Novels

7 Classics that Belong to the Romance Genre: Why I Started Reading Romance Novels

I didn’t start reading romance novels until a year ago. I’ve always preferred literary fiction and historical fiction. I also read the occasional thrillers and mysteries—think Lee Child and Tana French, respectively.

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