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The Obsession of Classicism, Rome in Fiction

No more Roman style empires in fictional literature anymore*!

*or until we can actually figure out how to do it

Before you run me through with that gladius, know that I am an immense fan of classicism and the alluring limestone ruins that were the Roman Empire. 963 more words



Anesis (an’-e-sis): Adding a concluding sentence that diminishes the effect of what has been said previously. The opposite of epitasis.

Your dog is beautiful, but don’t you get tired of picking up his shit and bagging it every time you go for a walk? 31 more words


Tropes I Love

Question from Facebook: What tropes do you love?

The truth is, I feel pretty neutral about most tropes. The important thing, as in all aspects of writing, is execution. 140 more words


Let's Talk About Tropes #8: Fashion

What characters are wearing is a near-constant frustration for me, both as a reader and a writer.

On the one hand, unless the character is obsessed with or works with fashion (Sophie from… 548 more words

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Women Don't Need To Be Wedges To Each Other's Happiness

This rant is a long time in coming. You’ve probably seen the trope yourself: Two women — sometimes the only two in the entire book — one is our heroine, the other, well, she’s mostly a four- or five-letter word . 942 more words



Antanagoge (an’-ta-na’-go-gee): Putting a positive spin on something that is nevertheless acknowledged to be negative or difficult.

You got your MBA. You got you’re first job!   177 more words


~my favorite romance tropes~

Definition of trope:

1a a word or expression used in a figurative sense figure of speech

b : a common or overused theme or device :  446 more words