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This Just In: I’m a SFR Writer!


Tweet of the Day: The SFR Brigade Midsummer Blog Hop!

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Life isn’t divided into genres. It’s a horrifying, romantic, tragic, comical, science-fiction cowboy detective novel. You know, with a bit of pornography if you’re lucky.”

Novel talk time. As some of you might know,  my latest project (non blog related) is sci-fi.

It has a new name: Lessons of War, part of the Ruins of Empire universe.

According to the ever helpful, Diane Dooley (thank you so much for your patience on tweeter btw) it falls neatly into sci-fi romance! Now, you all know my, shall we say, weariness of all things romance. I dislike romantic triangles after all. And let’s not get started on sex scenes...

Yet, according to this definition of the sub-genre:

Science Fiction Romance (or Sci-Fi Romance) tends to be a 50-50 split between the SF and the romance. Both interweave to drive the plot forward. Take away one or the other and you’re left with only half of a story. A Happily Ever After of some kind is guaranteed.

Which, as I look at the notes, drafts and everything else connected to Lessons of War, the relationship between Edward and Andrea is key to th story. Without that element, it will be half of the story. I can’ speak of HEA as of yet (it is a WiP after all), but at the very least it fits “Earn Your Happy Ending” trope, to say the least. So what does this mean for me? That I’m now a romance novelist or that I’m sliding into a new trend? Neither? Both?

Who knows? Only time (and the story) will tell.

Until then, it looks like it’s going to be an exciting ride. 😀

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12 comments on “This Just In: I’m a SFR Writer!

  1. Time to call up Harlequin.

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  2. I forgot the exclamation mark. As long as you’re doing Georgette Heyer-style and not the Jayne Ann Krentz-style I’m all for it.

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  3. I love science fiction so long as it doesn’t get too caught up in the science and leans more heavily on the fiction. In other words, I don’t need to know the details of why the trasnporter works, only that it does work or sometimes doesn’t work and why that is important to the story.

    Good luck in your new venture.

    Tim

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  4. Good luck on your writing journey, ralfast! If you’re on Facebook I admin a working group of sci fi romance authors. You’re cordially invited to join. Just let me know. Oh, and you’d best get used to the Harlequin jokes, even though the big H. doesn’t publish it. Its digital-first line, Carina Press, does, though – from military sci-fi all along the spectrum to sci fi erotica. Fabio of Dune does sound rather fun, lol.

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  5. Science Fiction Romance Brigade.

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