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Oh good heavens, yes. I write romance. The most shamed genre there is. I teach a beginner writers course at the local library, and I don’t mention my genre until several weeks into the course. And after I point out what I write, I then say – And now, I’ve probably lost the respect of half of you in the class.
And from watching their faces, I know that to be true. Why don’t they know what genre I write? Daryl Devore is my pen name. They know me by my real name. I won’t tell them my pen name. Not because I am ashamed of what I write, but because I am there to teach them about “writing”, not to try and sell my books.
When someone on Twitter/FaceBook etc insults romance, I laugh and move on. Numerous other writers will rage on in defence of romance. The detractors will counter. Blood pressures will rise.
I have better things to do. Like go bake chocolate chip cookies.
What's happening in September on Romance – Sweet to Heat
21 – SPOTLIGHT – Josie Malone - The Marshal’s Lady
22 – Book Hooks #MFRWhooks #MFRWAuthor
23 – Spectacular Space #SpectacularSpace
24 – My Blog. My Post. My Books– What Darien Desires
25 – Backlist Saturday Spotlight – Two Truths and a Lie
26 – Weekend Writing Warriors #8Sunday
27 – #OpenBook Blog Hop
28 – SPOTLIGHT – Laurisa White Reyes – Sand and Shadow
29 – Book Hooks #MFRWhooks #MFRWAuthor
30 – Thursday #Yoga