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Why Genre Fiction Can Still Be Literary

Genre fiction is, of course, commercial fiction; it consists of books like…

Genre fiction is, of course, commercial fiction; it consists of books like City of Bones by Cassandra Clare and Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James. Genre books are typically the most popular in the market. On the other hand, literary fiction is more “serious,” or so they say; it consists of books like Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden and In the Name of Salomé by Julia Alvarez. You could even count many classical novels, such as Mansfield Park by Jane Austen, as literary. In fact, literary fiction is described as being more character driven than plot driven, which means that genre books have more action and plot twists. However, I don’t think that all genre fiction books can be classified as not literary, and here’s why:

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Why Love Triangles Are Popular in Media

I don’t know about you, but I’ve noticed for many years the…

I don’t know about you, but I’ve noticed for many years the trend that is love triangles. Back in 2010 when I was writing my first novel Dance with the Devil (published in 2011), I finally understood why people—both writers and readers—enjoy these romantic triangles. Of course, these romantic triangles are also adored in all types of media, including TV shows, movies, comic books, and graphic novels, to name a few, and they can be found anywhere, even outside of romance novels. Yep, you could be reading a fantasy or a mystery and still get a romantic triangle. But why do they make us so excited? What is it about them that makes us keep reading or watching? I think I’ve figured it out, and here’s my opinion on the matter:

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10 Strong Fictional Female Characters in Books and TV

There is an endless list of strong female characters in books, movies,…

There is an endless list of strong female characters in books, movies, and TV. They are so strong, they baffle us time and again with their actions and sturdy exterior. However, in this blog, I’m only going to be mentioning my favorites, my top 10. They are, of course, fictional characters, but they are women that have inspired us all and made our jaws drop at times. Without further ado, here are 10 strong female characters in books, TV, and on the big screen:

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The Top 6 Fictional Characters with Healing Powers

Healing is such a rare power in the fictional world. It never…

Healing is such a rare power in the fictional world. It never ceases to amaze us when we read about it in fantasy books, movies, and TV shows. We see healing as a sign of immortality, or at least the closest thing to it. Therefore, it is no wonder that we find ourselves compelled by it. After all, the power to heal ourselves and others is a desire we all have in us. With it, we would end pain, save loved ones, live happier and healthier lives, and provide tranquility everywhere we go. Today, I will be discussing my six favorite fictional characters with healing powers who have inspired, amazed, and entertained many of us.