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Exploring the Wish Fulfillment Romance: Writing One

Last time I discussed how the intrinsic elements of a wish fulfillment romance—the sexist gender hierarchy, the clichés and overused tropes—are pretty much guaranteed to be problematic. And I suppose that’s the core of my issue. If I’m honest about … Continue reading


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Romantic vs. Problematic Tropes

I’ve written in the past about my love/hate-to-love relationship with the romance genre. The problem is that romance novels can be so problematic—and it’s the problematic elements that are often the most fun! Take those away, and the story is … Continue reading

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When You Like Problematic Things–As a Creator

I wrote a while back about liking problematic things as a consumer—how we inevitably support problematic media because, well, we like it. Even being aware of how it’s problematic doesn’t cancel out the elements we do enjoy—and sometimes, due to … Continue reading

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When You Like Problematic Things: As a Consumer

For a very long time, really too long a time, I knew nothing of the world. I still don’t know much, but I have learned a lot in the last couple years. In fact, I think I’ve learned more after … Continue reading

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