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Fusion Fiction and the Romance Genre.

Despite the urging of marketing gurus, there is no good reason for an author to strictly adhere to only one genre, even within a single work. Authors who write Fusion Fiction use the interaction between crossing genres to fuel the creativity that can take their stories’ arcs beyond the simple standard curve.

The Romance Story Arc


The meaning of the writing term “Romance” has evolved over the centuries and in different literary locales. We’ll use the word in the current “genre” sense: that of a love story which ends Happily Ever After (HEA) or Happy For Now (HFN).

While pondering the path of a fictional romantic journey, it occurred to me that the story arc of a romance aptly resembles the shape of what’s called “normal sinus rhythm,” as it’s traced on an electrocardiogram (ECG). (This is not surprising, because I’m a retired Registered Nurse.) Perhaps you’ve had an ECG done, as part of a physical exam, or to prepare for surgery. In brief, this is how it works:

The ECG electrodes detect and the readout depicts the wave of electrical energy that’s generated by the heart, and results in the “lub-dub” of a heartbeat. The letters P, Q, R, S, and T are used to label the…

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A Chat with Guest #Author Christine Plouvier | Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog.

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Link here: A Chat with Guest #Author Christine Plouvier | Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog.


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Irish Firebrands Sequel Gets Title and Cover!

Fire-animationMy second Work-in-Progress now has a name and a face.

Please welcome the next future member of the Irish Firebrands family saga (click image to enlarge):

OBTB cover

My other covers:


My current WIP, and next in line for publication. Click to enlarge image.



The story that started it all. Click image for large view.


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