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What about romance?

Posted by Rachel Wagner on

Flipping through The Kiss Quotient today, I remembered how much I love romance stories. They are so comfortable because you know what's going to happen--there will be two people who are an unlikely match but by the end it all makes sense. There's something certain and secure about that model. And maybe that's why when you look at real life, you want it to be real like that too. The true test to know if something is a romance, though, is to see that it ends in marriage. So the difference between romance and tragedy is that either people get married or everyone dies. In that...

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50% off All Fiction Titles Cuz I Like Fiction

Posted by Rachel Wagner on

I used to love fiction best. I wanted to write it and read it almost exclusively. That's what I was studying in college too. Well, mostly you'd read a work of fiction, then you'd read a bunch of non-fiction about that fictional piece. Then you'd write your own non-fiction piece on all of those texts. It was fun. I got more into non-fiction after graduation, tho. I don't know what switched things over really, but I started to prefer reading real stories. Essays, memoirs, whatever. I liked to know what really went on and how that one person is responding...

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