A quick update: morning sickness is still around - not much fun there. I can't wait to be over this part of the pregnancy! I'm three months along now, so hopefully it'll be soon. :-) The anti-nausea pills have been a blessing, but even with them, I'm still nauseated every now and then. Also, my hypoglycemia has been off the charts lately. That, combined with nausea, has made for an interesting spring. :-)
Anyway, on to the challenge! As I said last time, for the next few weeks we'll be focusing on specific fiction genres. The order in which these genres will be covered is:
- Romance (today)
- Historical Fiction (June 1)
- Contemporary (June 8)
- Children's Fiction (Young Adult and Middle Grade - any sub genre) (June 15)
- Mystery (June 22)
- Horror (June 29)
- Science Fiction and Fantasy (July 6)
If I've missed a genre, see my previous post here regarding how to submit ideas for more genres.
We're focusing on the romance genre - historical, suspense, paranormal, all of it.
Ways in which you may respond to this prompt:
- Post something in the romance genre you've written
- It can be any section. Doesn't necessarily have to be an example of romance
- It can be something you're working on and for which you're needing feedback (Specify if you want critiques. I recommend the first few paragraphs of your book - those are the ones that usually need the most strengthening)
- It can be something you've already finished/published/don't want to work on more
- Don't make it too long (if posts are too long, people are discouraged from reading them)
More ways to respond:
- Respond to all of the questions below, giving short answers
- Respond to one of the questions below, giving long answers
Questions you could answer as a possible prompt response:
- What are the main characteristics of a romance?
- Is it true that the guy and girl have to get together?
- What is your favorite romance?
- What makes a good romance?
- Have you read any good romances lately? (And tell us what they are.)
- Who is your favorite romance author?
- When did you decide to write romance?
- What was the first romance you remember reading?
- What is the most difficult part of writing romance for you?
- Have you read a romance book, then watched it convert successfully to the big screen?
What other questions do you want answered or do you think I should ask? Put them in the comments below!
You have until Thursday, May 31, 2012 at midnight to write and post, and it can be in any format.
I will read, comment on, and feature your responses a week from today.
* Have your title say FWE or Friday Writing Essential, and have the initials "LFOR" (Let's Focus On Romance) in it.
* Make sure to post to the Writing Essential Group.
* Put FWE or Friday Writing Essentials and the initials "LFOR" in your tags. (I won't find your post without these tags.)
Have a wonderful week!