Trope Talk: Found Family

Happy Pride Month! One of my biggest writing goals is realistic representation of the LGBTQIA+ experience. As such, I want to start Pride Month with a brief discussion of a trope that’s near and dear to all of us: the found family. Sure, anyone who knows speculative fiction and manga/anime is likely familiar with this […]

Trope Talk: Uncomfortable Dinner Conversations

So, as I work on The Unnamed Romance Novel Project, I realized that as a writer, I have tropes that are always going to show up in my books, regardless of genre. And one of those tropes, probably the one I use most consistently, is the “Uncomfortable Dinner Conversation.” We all have some image already […]

Trope Talk: Adhesion

It’s been a while. I’ve been working on moving the site to a new host and platform, and that’s taken a bit longer than I would like, and I still haven’t finished setting up the site to be the way I want it to be. I’ve also drawn blanks on what I wanted to blog […]