7 April 2024

Introduction: Subverting Tropes

You know, tropes are the bread and butter of romance novels, those familiar paths that lead to love, conflict, and happily-ever-afters. But let’s explore taking those well-trodden paths and adding a twist, turning them into something unexpectedly delightful.  Subverting tropes in romance can be thrilling, a bit daunting, but utterly transformative, both for your story […]

7 April 2024

Subverting Billionaire Tropes

The Billionaire romance sub-genre sparkles within its well-earned place in romantic fiction, revelling the allure of the opulent and the unattainable. Its tales of love and luxury draw readers into a world where wealth and romance collide with irresistible forces. The appeal of this genre lies not just in the lavish lifestyles and grand gestures […]

7 April 2024

Subverting Friends to Lovers Tropes

The “friends to lovers” trope, a cornerstone of romantic fiction, resonates with readers through its heartwarming portrayal of deep friendship blossoming into romantic love. This narrative device explores the evolution of platonic relationships into romantic ones, highlighting the depth, trust, and understanding that form the foundation of a lasting love. Its popularity is rooted in […]

7 April 2024

Subverting Enemies to Lovers Tropes

The “enemies to lovers” trope is a cherished pillar in romantic literature, captivating readers with the exhilarating journey from animosity to affection. This narrative archetype thrives on the tension and sparks that fly when two seemingly incompatible individuals, initially at odds, navigate the complex journey towards understanding, respect, and, ultimately, love. The trope’s popularity stems […]

Introduction: Elevating Your Writing with Quentin Tarantino’s Storytelling Techniques

In this edition of Storytelling Techniques, we delve into Quentin Tarantino’s storytelling arsenal to explore its applicability within dark romance narratives. By combining unexpected genres and emotions and sculpting characters of profound depth, this series aims to equip new and seasoned dark romance writers with additional perspectives, enabling you to enrich your narratives with the […]

Creative Borrowing Techniques: Tarantino-Inspired Dark Romance Writing

In the fast-paced, trope-driven world of romance writing, the line between inspiration and imitation can sometimes blur. The genre thrives on certain familiar patterns that readers love, yet the challenge for authors lies in making these tropes feel fresh and new. Quentin Tarantino, known for his ability to take existing cinematic elements and twist them […]