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Every Story is a Romance
December 21, 2017 Kate Newburg & Tasha L. Harrison

Romance novel writing is a billion dollar industry, but it’s authors and readers are often met with derision from the literary community and society as a whole. But when Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a self-proclaimed feminist, dismisses an entire industry that is dominated by women, it’s time for a discussion.

  • Hillary Clinton’s perception of the romance industry and why she’s wrong.
  • The idea that writing “Lady Books” is diminutive occupation and past time.
  • The heart of romance is desire and desire is at the heart of every plot.
  • Romance IS formulaic, but ALL genre fiction is formulaic.
  • The idea that there are rooms that “only” certain people can be in.
  • Lots of stuff about race because feminism and racism intersect.
  • Resources:

  • Sara MacLean's Bustle article about romance bashing


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