Friday, December 23, 2005

The Kissy Bits #3 - Romancing The Category

The show about romance subgenres and romance in other genres.

- Most romance novels should contain two basic elements to be considered "romantic"

- When is a story with love a love story?

- Single title vs category

- Harlequin Mills&Boon lines
-- Harlequin NEXT
-- Harlequin Everlasting
-- Blaze
-- Harlequin Intrigue
-- Historical Romances
-- Harlequin Presents
-- Harlequin Romance
-- Superromance
-- Medical Romance
-- Modern Xtra-Sensual
-- Silhouette Bombshell
-- Silhouette Desire
-- Silhouette Intimate Moments
-- Steeple Hill Love Inspired

- Sub-genres
-- Historical Romance
-- Regency Romance
-- Contemporary Romance
-- Futuristic Romance
-- Time-travel romance
-- Fantasy Romance
-- Paranormal Romance
-- Romantic Suspense
-- Romantica
-- Erotica
-- Inspirational

- Is genre-crossing possible? What makes a good cross-over romance?

- Why are some genres more easily blended in than others?

- Romance elements in other genres

- You can often tell male/female writers even under pseudonyms

Show 04 – 30 December 2005 - Writing Resolutions

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At 5:06 pm, Blogger TimK said...

Hi, Kiki. I do like your podcast, though sometimes I disagree with you, as I did in this episode. I blogged about it on my own podcast, be the story.

Here's hoping you're having a Merry Christmas.


At 6:19 pm, Blogger Kiki said...

I commented over at your blog. You raise a lot of interesting points that I didn't mention (and didn't think of!)
Cross-genre readersd and writers always have it harder than straight genre writers... until their sub-genre becomes mainstream.

At 12:05 pm, Blogger Shannon said...

Kiki, I was trying to download the back episodes through iTunes and ran across a problem with this episode. It gets nearly through downloading and then fails. Only this episode has the problem. Just thought I'd share.

Thanks for all you do!


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