I have Kait Nolan to thank for this meme–not that she tagged me for it, but I subscribe to her blog and read it (almost) daily. Since I was blank on ideas for a new blog post and the only other activity ahead on the horizon today is weed-whacking the back yard, I decided to slap something together.
Here’s what you do for this meme:
1. Post on your blog ten ways someone would know a story was written by you
2. Then comment on this post with the link to your post
So here are my 10:
- My heroine is a strong personality, and never, ever weak or codependent even if she has been damaged.
- While it’s a romance, there’s never any mush and very rarely any “hearts & flowers.” The story is always more about relationships than about the thrill of infatuation.
- My villains are sometimes nearly as appealing–or just as appealing–as my heroes.
- My main characters often have character flaws that cause or exacerbate their dire circumstances.
- My characters often have wry or sarcastic senses of humor.
- The story does not contain any–repeat ANY–explicit sex scenes. Ever.
- The story is driven psychologically rather than physically.
- My main characters make mistakes. Often many.
- There is absolutely no mention of politics and my characters make no admissions of their political affiliations.
- Not all questions or mysteries are answered or resolved by the end of the story.
Keep the meme going, writers!