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Thursday, July 2, 2009

Vocab expander

Here's a new one for the romance reader/writer dictionary:

spoontaneous: adj. condition where a couple - particularly in a romance novel - are very prone to cuddling, oftentimes even prior to actual lovemaking. Characterized by an unbelievably understanding Hero and possibly oblivious heroine (as in, she fails to notice the woody he sports all night long while pressed against her backside). Some novel couples are ready to spoon at first meeting. Can cause readers to say "Ack, gag, choke", rather than the intended, "Awww."
A writer afflicted with a very spoontaneous couple should know, the best antidote is a healthy dose of realism. Think: WWGHD? - what would Greg House do?

Piper Denna
Romance is sexy!

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