February 13th, 2023 | Season 6 | 12 mins 18 secs
balticon, beta-reading, books, critique, romance, writers, writing, writing tips
In Romances, the romance is the point of the story. In genre fiction: the intrigue, the adventure, the mystery is the point, and the main character’s relationships are often what makes the victory possible — be they romantic or otherwise. How do you get the balance right?
October 24th, 2022 | Season 5 | 10 mins 15 secs
beta-reading, books, critique, romance, subplots, writers, writing, writing tips
Some books are straight up romances, some have no romantic dealings at all, but for everything in between, they’ve probably got a romantic sub-plot (or two) simmering in the background.
At WorldCon2019, PRK, Kate Johnson, Darlene Marshall, and Elliot Kay shared their tips for creating a successful romantic subplot.