Hosted by: Insecure Writer's Support Group
Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!
Posting: The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. Visit others in the group and connect with your fellow writer - aim for a dozen new people each time - and return comments. This group is all about connecting! Be sure to link to this page and display the badge in your post. And please be sure your avatar links back to your blog! If it links to Google+, be sure your blog is listed there. Otherwise, when you leave a comment, people can't find you to comment back.
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Every month, we announce a question that members can answer in their IWSG post. These questions may prompt you to share advice, insight, a personal experience or story. Include your answer to the question in your IWSG post or let it inspire your post if you are struggling with something to say.
This month's question: What do you love most about the genre you write in most often?
Right off the top of my head, I can think of seven reasons. There are probably more, but seven covers it pretty well:
- I love a book with a happy ending, which is required for it to be called a romance
- I love that romance novels can also incorporate all other genres, although the love story will always be the primary plot
- I love seeing how two people, generally a man and a woman, (although there are m/m and lesbian romances) learn how to overcome their weak traits and become better people by loving each other
- I love seeing how true love makes sacrifices to overcome all external barriers to love
- I love the romantic tension
- I love the opportunity to step into others' lives and live them vicariously
- I love the enormous variety of tropes. They are so much fun, such as "man thought dead returns," "forbidden love," "beloved enemy," "friends become lovers," "enemies become lovers," and so on.