paperback heroes

July 12, 2009

Sunday Snips and Clips – Early Edition

These are all the wonderful bits and pieces that I couldn’t fit in during the week, so I’m lumping them all together in my weekend round up! Keeper of the Way Three fabulous authors hosted a contest on Twitter this week. The #ebookwin challenged folks to write spoof titles on Urban Fantasy, Erotica and more. I won a couple of books (thank you ladies). I’ve read one, so I thought I’d share a fun plug for author Shirin Dubbin and her Keeper of the Way. Fun, sassy and sexy, Nia Mora is destined to die tonight, but worse, she’s likely […]
July 11, 2009

Weekend Round Up – Romance Writing Tips

Saturday morning’s romance writing tips. I offer these tips not only as a writer, but also as a reader. One cannot write in the romance genre without possessing a love for the material. Too many people think you can plug names into a formula and voila, pop out a fully formed manuscript featuring Heroine A with Hero B and they will live happily ever after. Honestly, if it were that easy, everyone would do it and no one would buy it. So the question you have to ask yourself is what sets the great writers apart from the good writers? […]
July 10, 2009

Paperback Heroes: The Rich and the Famous

We’ve saved the rich for last. The wealth and privilege that comes with it puts these paperback heroes into a class all their own. They are born into wealth or self-made men, they are old-world nobility or modern robber barons. They influence people, they live the good life and they can get away with all kinds of things. Yet, even amidst their wild wealth, they are good men, honorable men. They are the Prince in the modern fairy tale. Paperback Hero: The Rich and the Famous The self-made man is damned attractive in literature. He’s made his fortunes through hard […]
July 8, 2009

Paperback Heroes – The Lawgiver

Lawgiver may be a strong term, but it works. It covers all the people in law enforcement (local, military and Federal), judges, prosecutors and the occasional vigilante or private investigator. The private investigator is probably the weakest link in the lawgiver archetype, but since the majority of the heroic private investigators are more the lawful neutral to lawful good types, we’re going to lump them in anyway. Paperback Hero: The Lawgivers The lawgiver is a hero that’s hard to resist whether he’s the Sheriff of a small western town battling against lawlessness, an appointed representative of the King traveling through […]
July 7, 2009

Paperback Heroes: The Thinker

The scientist, the professor, the doctor; he is the cool and logical thinker who will find a rational solution to the problem. He’s not necessarily a man of action, but don’t for a moment think he can’t act when he has to. The scientist relies on his logic, the facts and his problem solving skills to get him out of trouble. He’s not an action hero and he probably doesn’t carry a gun all the time, but don’t count him out when trouble comes looking for him. Romantic Hero: The Thinker As a romantic hero, the scientist (think Dr. Henry […]