~The Kissy Bits ~ - Romance Writing Without Cooties
By Kiki Opdenberg
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The Kissy Bits is a podcast about romance in writing and about writing romance. Each week I'll explore a theme specific to writing emotion that goes beyond the cliche, as well as give real life tips for writers of all genres.
||ExplicitThe Kissy Bits #17 - Where We Return||Yay, the Kissy Bits are back! What's been going on? A lot of excuses, obviously. Also, a brief look at things to come. It was a looong excuse. ^_- Listen to the show||12/10/2006||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Kissy Bits #16 - The heroine||Show Sixteen – the heroic heroine Finally! Why have I been holding out on the heroine? Cause heroines are that much harder. “Just shut up and give me more page time with wonder boy here!” When you ask people to describe their heroines, they’ll oft||7/31/2006||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Kissy Bits #15 - Naming Your baby||The Kissy Bits Show 15 – Naming Your Baby - with real-life examples from yours truly! - 1. Keep it short. 2. Avoid fancy words. 3. Make sure your title reflects your story. 4. Make your title original. 5. Brainstorm. 6. Alliteration always attracts. 7.||6/25/2006||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Kissy Bits #14 - Bedroom Edition||The Kissy Bits Show 14 – Closing the bedroom door almost all the way Why has the show been so late? I lost my microphone. Anybody who is going to attend the Romance Writers of Australia conference in August, drop me a line! Warning: This episode contain||5/25/2006||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Kissy Bits #13 - First Kiss||The Kissy Bits #13 - First Kiss We're back after a long hiatus! Lots of writing has been done in the meantime. My chicklit novel is getting ready for podiobook goodness, yay! Also, your host has taken another step towards 30, shhhhh. The Kiss: expression||4/26/2006||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Kissy Bits #12 - Emotional Honesty||The Kissy Bits #12 - Emotional Honesty New intro! Since a lot of people have been asking me when I’ll put the Kissy in the Bits, I’ve decided to dedicate the next few shows to the craft of romance in writing. Is romance really just about making the ri||3/23/2006||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Kissy Bits #11 - From the Mail Bag||The Kissy Bits #11 - From the Mail Bag just having a look at some feedback. Also, the first time recording with a new microphone. What do you reckon? Listen to the show||3/16/2006||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Kissy Bits #10 - Second Try||The Kissy Bits #10 - Writing About Real People For those of you that couldn't get the show to download last time, here is a fresh new file, all tasty and ready to go. If there are still problems with this one or older files, please let me know, and I'll b||3/7/2006||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Kissy Bits Valentine's Special!||The Kissy Bits Valentine's Special. Let's talk about emotional honesty here. And a confession: I don't like v-day. Even as a romance writer, I can see why it's a bad day. Can you? Let's talk about the Big Gestures and how you can make them more meaningful||2/13/2006||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Kissy Bits #9 - Subletting The Brain||Subletting The Brain Muses The canonical nine muses Muse Obedience School Muse as a measure of story idea Exercise: write down 20 reasons why a woman walks out on her first date. Promo: I Should Be Writing The inner editor Editors are good for you Finding||2/9/2006||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Kissy Bits #8 - The Chick Lit Show||What is chick lit? Chick lit sub-genres Chick lit vs romance Chick lit vs literary chicks Chick lit people An actual example by yours truly First person Exercise: Narrow your point of view; write a chick lit Show links: Chick Lit Writers of the World Chic||2/2/2006||Free||View In iTunes|
Can anyone explain why there is no podcast listed?
I subscribed but there is still no podcast downloading...
P.S I have NO idea what to rate this but i have to pick one.
This is a well done podcast of information regarding a very popular writing genre. I recommend it to all those who love romance and have ever considered writing a romantic novel. Kiki gives us her tips on how to become the best that we can be.
Great writing podcast!
It's so nice to have a writing podcast that doesn't focus on spec fiction! I'm writing mystery with romance elements and find Kiki's insights on writing romance very helpful. She has a fun, light style to her podcast, and it's fun to follow her quest to be published. I highly recommend this podcast!