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Old 03-02-2013, 02:30 AM   #9
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Most plots have been retold since Ugg was telling stories around the campfire. It's the characters who matter, and how a writer responds to the genre's cliches. In romance there is always the overheard misunderstood conversation. It almost always results in tearful recriminations. It would be a fresh change to have it result it the opposite; misplace adoration that ends in the usual boy gets girl. At one time it seemed as if every romance had a scene where the villeiness threatened to destroy the reputation of the hero and the heroine tearfully chose to give him up rather than let this happen. Then Julie Garwood wrote the same scene except that in her case the heroine pulled out a knife and threatened to cut the villeiness' nose off. A humorous refreshing change. So much science fiction is on a huge, grand scale these days. No wonder so many of us long for a simple Heinlein juvenile.
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