I recently bought, and read, a Christmas romance novella. Yes me. I firmly believe writers can learn something from all genres, but we have to be willing to leave our comfort zones to do it. Here’s how I came to choose this one:
- I’ve read the author before, and thoroughly enjoyed her book.
- I’m really getting into short form stuff, and this is a novella.
- This story has a paranormal element, which is in my comfort zone.
- I write a lot of animals into my stories, and I wanted to see how this author handles an animal character.
There you have it. A thread or two of common ground, and a desire to learn something. This was more than a dissection of a fellow author’s work. I wound up really enjoying the story, and I think you will too.
I’m going to let the author, Mae Clair, tell you all…
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