[DWJ] author flirting
schwartzbergj at newberry.org
Wed Jan 28 18:48:45 EST 2009
Thank you for posting that! That really is fun and I love the title you
created for Hexwood!!!
> Neil Gaiman on Hexwood (aka the Tortured Assassin's
> Somewhat-Prepubescent Telepathic Aristocratic Bride):
As for Harlequin, speaking as someone who used to read tons of
Harlequins, from age 8 to 25, I long ago stopped reading them because
they got too formulaic and I really wince at the titles they now sport.
I still read some Silhouette Romantic Suspense but that's about it for
the series romances. They've gotten too locked into formulas. It's a
shame because they provided a market for new writers to learn their
trade and a lot of very good writers started out there. I don't know if
today's new writers can break out of this market without changing their
names because the books are so embarrassing!
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