320: Tropes in Romance (and How to Keep Things Interesting) — Interview with Julia London

Hey there word nerds!

Today, I have the pleasure of interviewing Julia London.

Julia is the New York Times, USA Today, and Publisher’s Weekly best-selling romance author of the popular contemporary romance series, The Princes of Texas, including the Charmer in Chaps, The Devil in the Saddle, and The Billionaire in Boots, as well as the upcoming rom-com, You Lucky Dog. She is also the author of numerous historical series, including the recent Royal Wedding series, which includes The Princess Plan and A Royal Kiss and Tell.

She is the recipient of the RT Bookclub Award for Best Historical Romance and a six-time finalist for the prestigious RITA award for excellence in romantic fiction.

In this episode Julia London and I discuss:

  • The universality of the meet-cute and the role of secondary characters
  • How to keep characters who hate each other together for a romance novel
  • Why you don’t need to give a lot of background information at the outset

Plus, her #1 tip for writers.

For more info and show notes: diymfa.com/320

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