Episode 1: Mustang Summer: Romance Critique

In this episode, Alyssa and Leslie launched the podcast with the critique of an excerpt from a romance novel. They discuss some requirements of the romance genre, and what constitutes a love interest and well-motivated character. They go on to talk about how to follow through on your story’s hook and avoid information dumps, false starts, echoes, and the passive voice. 

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Mentioned in the Show

Check out a list of common echoes here.

Inline Critique