Is it a Romance? What makes it a Romance?
Those are questions that seem to come up again & again in the writing industry. And yes, even in the romance industry, given the ever-growing list of sub-genres that want to fall under the Romance umbrella.
Without a doubt, this is the best answer to “What is Romance?” that I’ve ever seen! And so—unabashedly & unapologetically—I am stealing it from Cora Buhlert‘s blog:
And I not only invite, but encourage you to visit the page yourself: http://corabuhlert.com/2015/01/25/the-is-my-book-a-romance-flowchart/
In fact, you’ll probably be able to see the flowchart better over there than you can here, since The Dungeon‘s blog space is a bit on the small side. #smiley6
But truly, the next time you’re wondering—or someone asks—if a book or movie or anything else is a Romance, simply ask yourself these simple questions & follow where the arrows lead. #smiley15
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