Monday, August 16, 2010

"Real" writing

I'll never understand why so many people think that writing romance isn't "real" writing. Is it just that they are uncomfortable writing about feelings maybe? I mean, if you're going to love you have to feel something and what good is a book that doesn't describe what the main character feels?

Any writing (if it's good), regardless of genre requires effort. I respect anyone who puts the time and energy into writing that it deserves. It never ceases to irritate me when someone turns up their nose at my hard work just because it's romance. Or when the "nose turning" is immediately followed by a statement like, "Anyone can write romance."

No, they really can't. But apparently anyone can critique it.


Unknown said...

I freely admit that I used to be one of those people who trashed the romance genre out of hand... too much exposure to Danielle Steele and the likes. However, it's just like any other genre. There's some good authors doing good work, and then there's a bunch of disposable/bad ones. The romance ones are pretty egregious in their f-ups, but as the years go on, it's really no different than urban fantasy, thriller, horror or whatever.

I've since gone back on this school of thought, but I used to have this view. Just in the interest of honesty, you understand.

Tracey H. Kitts said...

I understand. Nothing wrong with being honest. Like you said, every genre has it's good and bad. Sometimes even the best author has a bad book too:)