Redneck-Style Romance Jokes

I am totally stealing this from my friend Leigh Duncan (with her permission). Leigh is an awesome writer with Harlequin American Romance. Visit her blog HERE and her website HERE

I think what grabbed me about this how accurate this list is…fun but dead on true!

Enjoy a laugh.

– If someone says “head hopping” and you think “rabbits,” you’re not ready to publish.

– If you think POV is a new kind of economy car, you’re not ready to publish.

– If your manuscript includes the phrases “swashbuckling hero” or “ripped bodice,” you’re out of touch with today’s market.

– If you think goal and motivation are the same thing, you could use a workshop or two. By the same token, if you’ve never heard of Deb Dixon, you’re not ready to publish.

– If someone says your story needs GMC and you go looking for car dealerships, you’re not ready to publish.

– If you think a black moment has something to do with the stock exchange, you’re not ready to publish.

– If you think conflict is an argument, you’re not ready to publish.

– If you’re writing romantic suspense and don’t have a villian, you’re not ready to publish.

– If the hero of your series contemporary doesn’t appear before the third chapter, you’re not ready to publish.

– If you think HEA is a sexually transmitted disease, you’re not ready to publish.

– If your hero and heroine fall in love at first glance and lovingly hold hands right through their happily-ever-after moment, you need to join RWA and educate yourself on romance in today’s marketplace.

– If you chose to write romance because you thought it was easy, you’re not ready to publish.

So can you added some to the list?

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About Cynthia D'Alba

After living away from Arkansas since I left for college at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, I have finally made it back to Hot Springs.

Posted on October 4, 2010, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I disagree. HEA is definitely sexually transmitted. Whether it’s a disease or not would depend on who you ask. 😉

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