The author said, “I've adequately disgraced the legend of Robin Hood and Lady Marian with the release of this lusty, irreverent novella: THE WOLVES OF SHERWOOD FOREST. For one thing I miscast a 22 year old Marian who in two ways resembles Dolly Parton, and not to be outdone, Robin is the world's first tree hugger. Do run out and hug a tree today. It will stir unusual feelings. Please forgive me Dolly, you’re beautiful.”
Genre: Historical Romance Novella
Has Hemmingway condemned us to only write what we know? Hey, Earnest, we know a lot. Humans were put on this Earth to question, to ask what if. If your critique group is all over you for expressing yourself in a manner they aren’t used to, **** it. I do listen and use the criticism as a double check. Honor your vision, enjoy yourself while writing a story the way you want to write it. Besides, the last thing anybody in a critique group should want to comment on is the writer’s voice. This is not just my advice, Maya Banks said the same thing when she visited RWA San Diego last year.
103 years old — who waited his whole life to meet his soulmate.
Frumpy (the guy)
Bald (the woman)
PAUSE: Many romance authors write a heroine who is not comfortable with themselves in some physical way. True most readers are women and they more easily identify with someone like themselves and sometimes place themselves into the fantasy. For the 9%+ male readers, no such accomodation is usually offered.