Episode 40: Pleasure Point: Romance Critique

Episode Description

Alyssa & Leslie critique the opening of Jennifer Evans Kochalka’s novel, Pleasure Point. They discuss the romance genre, character reactions, and get into the nitty gritty of compound words, spaces after punctuation, brand names in fiction, and extraneous detail.

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Show Notes

For readers worldwide, the attraction of romance novels seems to be that they provide hope, strength, and the assurance that happy endings are possible. Romance makes the promise that no matter how bleak things sometimes look, in the end everything will turn out right and true love will triumph — and in an uncertain world, that’s very comforting.
— Leigh Michaels

Here's an article about using brand names in fiction.

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