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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Wherein some Smart Bitches give me romantic advice

You may have noticed, even before the whole Cassie Edwards flap, that I follow the blog, Smart Bitches Who Love Trashy Books. It is, as advertised, smart, bitchy, and chock full of the kind of humor I tend to appreciate. Well, on said blog they have a feature called GS vs. STA (aka Good Shit vs. Shit to Avoid) where their readership asks the massed genius that is the Smart Bitches for genre recommendations in a particular subset of romance. Today, they posted my query, since, as an accidental romance author, I need to brush up on the genre I find myself writing in. The comment thread so far may interest SF/F fans, since there's a heavy overlap. I even got one recommendation for Poul Anderson.

1 comments:

Weekly said...

I read the thread of recommendations for you at the SBTB site. Being an F/SF author, I'm sure you realize that most of the recs you received were in the F/SF field. Being a romance reader, I've read a few paranormal (PNR)romances. With few exceptions, they're shite (sorry but I can't remember the 1 or 2 exceptions -- been too long since I've had the fortitude to read one). Most romance authors can't worldbuild worth shit. However, they're usually pretty good at characterization (most male SF authors aren't - sorry. Never read any of your books so this is not a comment on your writing style) So whatever you write (you being an F/SF author) will be 100% better than a typical PNR. So go for it!

I like your attitude/style so will try one of your books. Hope to see you at Denvention!