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Letters of Opinion

Dear Author

In Search of The “Pure Reader”

In the aftermath of my post on the worrisome increase of aggression against negative reviews, Sunita wrote a fantastic post, which raised a number of additional discussion issues, including the question of how the online Romance community has changed in the… more

Dear Author

When Online Reviewing Is No Longer Fun

Last week I wrote about some of the recent attempts to police reviews and control reviewers, culminating in Anne Rice’s Change.org petition aimed at having Amazon disallow pseudonymous reviews. When I first started participating in the online Romance community, there… more

What Do Readers Want?

What Do Readers Want?

  Romance author Ruthie Knox recently wrote an impassioned piece about the edit requests she and other writers get from their publishing houses — edits saying that “women don’t fall in love with men who cry” and “women don’t masturbate”… more