"Nonfiction: Writing Romance" by Marohi
Categories: Writers' Guide
Characters: None

Description: Romance is one of the most popular genres on this site -- or really any fiction site for that matter. But one of the most common complaints is that it isn't done well. Of course, lemon or lime stories being equally popular have much the same complaint.

Goal: Write a non-fiction essay for our Writer's Guide regarding writing effective romance or sexual stories or scenes. It must be at least 1000 words long. Essays for specific fandoms are allowed.

Pairing: Any

Rating: Any

Bonus points if you can discuss or cover any of the following:
- Falling in love
- Boyfriends / Girlfriends
- Breaking up
- Realistic relationships
- Sexual relationships

(Bonus points may also be awarded to essays that cover unusual, difficult, or unique topics.)

Posted: 01/31/07 | Deadline: 03/03/07


Writers' Guide

Rated: 13+ | Warnings: Mild Sexual References
Main Characters: None
Genres: None | Story Types: Essay
Length: 1 chapter(s) / 2047 words | Complete: Yes

Summary: Answer to the February challenge for Nonfiction: Writing Romance.

A long-winded and terribly boorish catalog of advice on writing decent, in-character romance.
Published: 02/23/07 | Updated: 02/23/07
Writers' Guide

Rated: All | Warnings: None, Product of High Sugar Intake
Main Characters: None
Genres: Romance | Story Types: Essay, General
Length: 1 chapter(s) / 1057 words | Complete: Yes

Summary: I don't really know if I'm qualified to be preaching how to write romance. But this essay is purely about how to write a fic which people will read, because it is good. Romance is one of the easiest genres to imagine, and the toughest to get right.
Published: 02/19/07 | Updated: 02/19/07

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