At the monthly Writers’ Circle meeting on 9th May 2023, Dorinda Cass talked about writing romance in both genre and general fiction. She illustrated it with examples of novels written in different eras, from the 19th Century to the latest publications. This led to a lively discussion which included a regard to sub-genres within the romantic fiction publication market. It was emphasised that romantic fiction is a multi-million pounds industry and worth a writer’s time in researching which sub-genre their work fits into – if they are interested in writing it. Enhancing the mood of the evening, member Nola York played the keyboard and sang a selection of romantic songs.
The next meeting of the Writers’ Circle will be on Tuesday 13th June at Newby/Scalby Library, Scalby Road, Scarborough (7 pm for 7.15 start) when Adrienne Silcock will announce the result of the Nikki Barker short story competition and members will share their stories with the group.
Non-members (over 18 years) are very welcome to attend as a guest for £4 (plus £1 to the library for refreshments if required).
Report submitted by Dorinda Cass