Corny Romance Novels (SunWE, 06/01/14, Romance)

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Whenever I read a romance novel I can’t help but snicker.  They are so … so … corny?  cheesy?  For some reason romance novels sell like hotcakes.  I always assumed their popularity is due to the romantic content and the reader’s desire to be swept into a world of romantic fantasy.

Or maybe it’s the humor.

The following is a typical love scene:

She brushed back her flaming red hair with a moisturized, fair-skinned hand that had finely manicured nails.  She peered deeply into his ocean-blue eyes.  His lips formed a wan smile of quiet satisfaction.  He was so rugged and masculine–she felt her blood catch fire; she felt a chill run up her spine; she felt goose bumps and beads of sweat gather all over her soft, sensuous skin.  The sweat was like liquid love juice …

Amazingly, this crap sells.  




The Challenge:

Write a romantic story or a poem. It can be fiction or non-fiction, humorous or amorous.


The List of Things to Do:

  • Add this Challenge Statement to the post:  Write a romantic story or a poem. It can be fiction or non-fiction, humorous or amorous.
  • Put (SunWE, 06/01/14, Romance) in your post title.
  • Be sure to tag your post with SunWE, Gather Writing Essential, and Romance
  • Then post it to Gather Writing Essential. You can also comment below with the link to your post to ensure I find it.

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