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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.

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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.

    Episode 9 - Holiday Romance

    Episode 9 - Holiday Romance

    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. 

    For a full list of the titles mentioned in the podcast, visit thefeministromantic.com.

    • 55 min
    Episode 8 - Revising Romance

    Episode 8 - Revising Romance

    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.

    • 36 min
    Episode 7 - NaNoWriMo

    Episode 7 - NaNoWriMo

    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.

    • 26 min
    Episode 6 - Horror Romance

    Episode 6 - Horror 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.

    • 28 min
    Episode 5 - Romance Series

    Episode 5 - Romance Series

    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.

    • 48 min
    Episode 4 - Princess Leia, PhD

    Episode 4 - Princess Leia, PhD

    Cara McKinnon reacts to Princess Leia's PhD. For full show notes, visit thefeministromantic.com

    • 16 min

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