romance stories

September 22, 2011

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 […]
November 7, 2009

Princess Bride Quotes

In 1973, William Goldman released a little fairy tale by the name of The Princess Bride. It is a unique story, featuring a grandfather reading a tale to his grandson. The tale is a familiar one to audiences in the form of the 1987 film starring Robin Wright, Cary Elwes and many, many more. The story is timeless, as charming in 2009 as it was in 1973 when it was published, in 1982 when I read it for the first time and 1987 when I saw it in the theater for the first time. Introducing another generation to the film […]
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 […]
July 6, 2009

Paperback Heroes Week

Writing modern romance means writing about modern men, but remembering that women don’t just want Joe Blow, they want a paperback hero. They want Hugh Jackman from Kate & Leopold or John Cusack from Serendipity or even Hugh Grant from Notting Hill. They don’t want the guy who can’t make his life better. They don’t want the guy who pushes paper as a ho-hum accountant unless he is hiding his superhero nature under his bland exterior. Larger than Life Heroes Women want to be the one that Superman needs, that Batman allows himself to love or that Spiderman whisks in […]
July 4, 2009

Romance Stories

Romance stories make for the best reading. I love romance in everything I read from science fiction and fantasy to mystery thrillers to comic books and more. The Human Condition One major element of the human condition is our capacity to love. Another element is our desire to be loved. Romantic stories answer that basic need. We spent the last week exploring different passionate love stories from comics to television to novels to film. Next week, we’re going to spend some time on the paperback hero, what brings him to life? What elements are key? For now, enjoy these beautiful […]