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All This Gushy Valentine Stuff Got You Thinking About Writing a Romance Novel?

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5 Elements Sigh-Worthy Romance Novel Must Have by novelist Jody Hedlund

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What’s in a Genre: The Form and Formula of Cinderella Inc. By

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Top 20 words used in Harlequin Romance Titles

Friday Weird Science: The evolutionary psychology of the romance novel by Scicurious

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Mark Twain’s Persuasive Letter Announcing His Engagement

383715417_ab47973f16_oI am not worrying about whether you will love my future wife or not—if you know her twenty-four hours & then don’t love her, you will accomplish what nobody else has ever succeeded in doing since she was born.

Mark Twain was happily married to Olivia Langdon for 34 years. In 1869 he seemed to anticipate his family’s disapproval of the marriage and tried to win them over with a love-filled and humble letter that was last seen at Christie’s New York, June 9, 1992, lot 35, when it sold for $9,500.

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Read more, including the full transcript at Open Culture and BookTryst

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