It’s a romance brawl. Not really. But it’s a bit of one. And it comes down to this:
Does a romance have to have Happily Ever After or Happy For Now to be a romance?
Does there need to be a positive, happy ending in order for a book to be a romance?
Let’s talk about it.
Unspoken agreement with the reader
WRITING TIP OF THE POD
If your story isn’t happily ever after, it may be a love story, but it might be hard to market as a romance.
DOG TIP FOR LIFE
A goal of happy for now? It’s a damn good goal. Squirrels move. Mailmen come and go. The treat jar might diminish, but making the goal a for now goal? That helps keep it in balance.
The music we’ve clipped and shortened in this podcast is awesome and is made available through the Creative Commons License.
Here’s a link to that and the artist’s website. Who is this artist and what is this song? It’s “Summer Spliff” by Broke For Free.
We have a podcast, LOVING THE STRANGE, which we stream biweekly live on Carrie’s Facebook and Twitter and YouTube on Fridays. Her Facebook and Twitter handles are all carriejonesbooks or carriejonesbook. But she also has extra cool content focused on writing tips here.
Carrie is reading one of her raw poems every once in awhile on CARRIE DOES POEMS. And there you go! Whew! That’s a lot!