Showing posts with tag: Romance

Hating Romance

“I don’t write to inspire. I write to entertain.” I was at the Hyderabad Literary Festival the other day attending the panel on ‘Happily Ever After’ and the question and answer session that followed took a surprisingly acrimonious turn. An audience member queried the panel on whether their stories could really be called original and…

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Is romance fiction?

“Romance is fiction.” That was the laughing reaction to my mother’s proud announcement of ‘My daughter writes romantic fiction.’ Amused by her friend’s repartee, my mom related it to me later that day and had me wondering. Was that the general consensus? Did romance not exist outside of books and movies? The usual reaction I…

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