The most well-known romance storyline is when two people fall in love and overcome obstacles to be together. They fight for their relationship, make a commitment and live happily-ever-after. The end. But obstacles don’t suddenly disappear once a couple gets married. What happens when the love, trust and intimacy wanes? And if the husband and wife are on the verge of divorce, is it too late to hope for a happy ending? ... Read More about The Marriage in Trouble Romance
The Marriage in Trouble Romance
There are countless songs about kissing, but philematology, or the study of kissing, has not discovered why humans romantically kiss. ... Read More about Love Songs Playlist: The Kiss Edition
The Professor is not a fan of mushy feelings and rose-colored glasses. He’s a man of logic, rational thinking and precision. This is your Sherlock Holmes, your Spock. The Professor is logical, introverted and faithful. He’s an expert in his field (and probably a few others, since he enjoys delving deeply into a subject to learn all its secrets.) He thinks before he acts and approaches problems methodically, leaving no stone unturned. ... Read More about Hero & Heroine Archetypes: The Professor
A “bucket list” is a wish list of achievements and experiences you want to enjoy before you die (aka kick the bucket). By the way, I did some research on why the phrase “kick the bucket” is used to mean death. I discovered that a) there are many theories, b) the possible reasons are gruesome, and c) do yourself a favor and don’t look it up. ... Read More about How to Create a Bookish Bucket List
I was recently asked about the definition of a romance hero. The answer isn’t simple. The problem is that every reader has specific expectations about a protagonist. There might be a trait which I think is essential for a hero that another reader considers boring or inconsequential. Also, a reader’s wish list for a hero isn’t static. There are times when she gravitates toward one archetype over another. Sometimes life experience will shape her idea of a hero. She could have developed hard ... Read More about What is a Romance Hero?