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North American Romance Writers - Kay Mussell

North American Romance Writers

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Published: 28th March 1999
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Collects essays by contemporary North American romance authors, each with her own 'take' on the romance novel today.

The volume is well organized and easy to use. Mussell and Tunon provides interesting insights into the minds of the authors...reasonably priced and would be welcome in collections of romance literature. * CHOICE * ...thoughtful group of essays... * American Literature * Romance fans will enjoy the personal touch provided by the essays in this volume, and students will appreciate the biographical information. * Booklist * The volume is well organized and easy to use. Mussell and Tunon provides interesting insights into the minds of the authors...reasonably priced and would be welcome in collections of romance literature. CHOICE ...thoughtful group of essays... American Literature Romance fans will enjoy the personal touch provided by the essays in this volume, and students will appreciate the biographical information. Booklist

List of Abbreviationsp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
This I Do for Mep. 11
Do It Passionately or Not at Allp. 19
An Honorable Profession: The Romance Writer and Her Charactersp. 29
Historical Romance--The Path I've Takenp. 37
The Defense Restsp. 45
On Writing, Art, Issues, and Publishing in Spite of It Allp. 53
An Act of Faithp. 59
From Badge to Books, or "You Wear a Badge and You Write What?"p. 65
And I Still Write Romancep. 73
Forget the Fluffp. 79
Coming Out of the Closet and Locking It Behind Usp. 87
The Key Formula in Romance: A Woman's Questp. 93
Gentle Heroesp. 101
The Contemporary Heroine: A Woman for Our Timep. 105
The Joy of Writingp. 113
The Heroine as Modern Role Modelp. 119
In Praise of Love and Follyp. 123
Telling Tales Out of Schoolp. 131
Pushing the Boundaries: The Challenge of Futuristic, Fantasy, and Paranormal Romancep. 135
Everything Old Looks New Againp. 141
A Working Class Romancep. 147
Heading for a Happy Endingp. 153
The Writer's Journey: Like a Lemming over a Cliffp. 159
Paradox in Balancep. 167
The Things We've Always Knownp. 173
Taboo or Not Taboo: That Is the Questionp. 181
The Romance of Writingp. 191
The Art of Romance Novelsp. 203
"I Can Pay the Rent": Money in the Romance Novelp. 209
Why I Occasionally Think About Not Writing Romance Any More/Why I Know I'll Continue to Write Romance Until They Pry My Cold Dead Fingers from Around My Keyboardp. 221
Bibliographyp. 227
Indexp. 273
About the Editorsp. 279
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ISBN: 9780810836044
ISBN-10: 0810836041
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 28th March 1999
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.52