From Bad to Worse: Stuart, Soaps and Seductive Villains

The other day, I was craving some “deeply screwed up” romance and found myself turning to Anne Stuart, who has swiftly become my go-to for the kind of uncomfortable, twisted narrative you usually only find in villain-centric fan fiction or wholly nonromantic thrillers. In Stuart’s Black Ice, the male progatonist — I hesitate to say “hero,”… Read More From Bad to Worse: Stuart, Soaps and Seductive Villains

Playing the Triangle: the Dos and Don’ts of Tangled Love

Love triangles are a cornerstone of relationship-themed serial drama. Long before anyone was declaring Team Edward or Team Jacob, both daytime and nighttime soaps were making bank on meaty, angsty, sexy wars of the heart. But triangles are hard to write effectively, and the better ones showcase all the characters involved at their peak awesomeness.… Read More Playing the Triangle: the Dos and Don’ts of Tangled Love