We live in a judgmental world and fear of judgment is certainly something I come up against in my own writing. In today's article, Sagan Morrow discusses the issues — and opportunities — when writing in genres with perceived stigma.
If you’re a reader of romance novels, how often do you read those books in public? Does that depend on what the cover looks like? And if you do choose to read that romance novel in public, do you find yourself angling the book so no one sitting beside you happens to look over your shoulder and read the steamy bits?
Even admitting to reading romance novels is something many readers feel embarrassed to say out loud… let alone flaunting those books in a public space.