9 episodes

On Hot and Bothered, we encourage people to write Romance novels as a sacred practice. Each episode, we follow the experience of one of Vanessa Zoltan's friends who is writing their very first romance novel. Vanessa is joined by Julia Quinn, her favorite Romance novelist, to discuss romance novel tropes and what it takes to write a Romance novel. Along the way, we find meaning in the mundane, treat the secular as a sacred, and build communities of supportive and creative friends.

Hot and Bothered Spoke Media

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    • 4.4, 253 Ratings

On Hot and Bothered, we encourage people to write Romance novels as a sacred practice. Each episode, we follow the experience of one of Vanessa Zoltan's friends who is writing their very first romance novel. Vanessa is joined by Julia Quinn, her favorite Romance novelist, to discuss romance novel tropes and what it takes to write a Romance novel. Along the way, we find meaning in the mundane, treat the secular as a sacred, and build communities of supportive and creative friends.

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
253 Ratings

253 Ratings

alexisrenej ,

Beautiful podcast

This podcast is a beautifully moving listen. The first episode made me feel so validated in my love of romance novels. The stories and introspection gave me major revelations on my views on love, self-worth, and holding on to memories. This podcast is so well put together and written in a way that is both deep and captivating. I cannot recommend this podcast enough!

saf2019! ,

Heartfelt and erudite

This podcast touches on themes big and small in such creative ways. It's about writing romance, yes, but it's also so deeply about what romance and the creative imagination mean to all of us. It is hugely relatable, and the host, writers, and experts share wisdom that is frankly well beyond what most people say in writing/ creative processes pieces. I would HIGHLY recommend the podcast to anyone. It does change the way we think about love, life, and the choices we can and do make.

anicknameforsarah ,

HOPE!

This show is full of hope, happiness, and believing in good things for yourself in a dark time. I love how it challenges me to think about romance books differently & unashamedly. Vanessa & her team know what they’re doing. Cheers!

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