Episode 9 – Holiday Romance

This episode of the Feminist Romantic is all about the holidays. Cara discusses holiday romances, including Christmas, Hanukkah, Yule, and Kwanzaa stories.

Episode 8 – Revising Romance

It’s almost time for Cara to start revisions on Secret Magic! This week’s episode is all about how to revise a romance.

Episode 7 – NaNoWriMo

What is NaNoWriMo, and what is the point of trying to write 50,000 words in a month, exactly? Cara talks about what she thinks NaNo is all about, and why she does it, as well as her personal history of writing (winning and losing) for NaNo.

Episode 6 – Horror Romance

On this special Halloween episode, Cara delves into the niche genre of Horror Romance. Sometimes called Dark Paranormal, these books don’t simply borrow elements that were once the sole province of horror (demons, shifters, vampires). They truly seek to terrify their readers, as well as providing a satisfying romance with a happily-ever-after.

Episode 5 – Romance Series

What makes a romance series? For the most part, the word “series” in romance means something different than it does in any other genre. In this episode of the Feminist Romantic, Cara McKinnon explores the traditional romance series and contrasts that with a few examples of series that follow other genre models but still contain strong romantic elements.

Episode 4 – Princess Leia, PhD

On this episode of the Feminist Romantic podcast, Cara talks about what it means that Princess Leia has a PhD–and that it’s never mentioned canonically in the Star Wars series.

Episode 3 – Outlander and Adaptation

On this episode of the Feminist Romantic, Cara McKinnon talks about how the Outlander books by Diana Gabaldon have been adapted for the Starz television series, focusing specifically on the season three premiere.

Episode 2 – Will They or Won’t They?

In this episode, Cara and her brother chat about the “will they or won’t they?” romance trope and go off on tangents about diversity, representation, and controversies in fiction.

Technical Difficulties

Cara’s computer decided not to turn on after she got home from vacation. That means 8/31’s podcast will be delayed until she can install a new hard drive.