The Feminist Romantic podcast is hosted by Cara McKinnon, author of the Fay of Skye fantasy romance series. Frequent topics include books, writing, romance, and misc pop culture/media from a feminist/sex positive/diversity encouraging point of view.
Although in North America, the bulk of the available holiday romances are Christmas-oriented, Cara searched for stories from other faiths and traditions to include in this episode as well.
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Revising a novel is largely the same regardless of the genre, but there are some things that are specific to each. Cara specifically focuses on character and plot revision for romance.
What is NaNoWriMo, and what is the point of trying to write 50,000 words in a month, exactly? Cara talks about what she thinks NaNo is all about, and why she does it, as well as her personal history of writing (winning and losing) for NaNo.
Horror and Romance
On this special Halloween episode, Cara delves into the niche genre of Horror Romance. Sometimes called Dark Paranormal, these books don't simply borrow elements that were once the sole province of horror (demons, shifters, vampires). They truly seek to terrify their readers, as well as providing a satisfying romance with a happily-ever-after.
What Is a Romance Series, Anyway?
What makes a romance series? For the most part, the word "series" in romance means something different than it does in any other genre. In this episode of the Feminist Romantic, Cara McKinnon explores the traditional romance series and contrasts that with a few examples of series that follow other genre models but still contain strong romantic elements.
Princess Leia, PhD
Cara McKinnon reacts to Princess Leia's PhD. For full show notes, visit thefeministromantic.com