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Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show: Romance Novel Editing with Elizabeth Poteet

This week on The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show, Jeff talks to Elizabeth Poteet, a romance novel editor. They talk about all different genres of romance novels, the difference between romance novels and erotica, why no one has ever written a caveman romance novel, and the weird crossovers in the fan-fiction community.

"50 Shades of Grey came from Twilight fan fiction. It was some person's imagining of how that dominant/submissive relationship between Bella and Edward would play out on a sexual scale and without the vampirism." – Elizabeth Poteet on 50 Shades' origin.

"I think the best eroticas are the once that do have stories attached to them. The ones that have character development and aren't just about a man and a woman and another woman. I think the main thing about erotica is that visual images aren't as arousing to women as words are. You don't have the bad production quality of a porno, you have a written word and an escapist's fantasy. It lets you escape to a world where people can be as promiscuous as they want without any ramifications." – Elizabeth Poteet on the difference between a porno and an erotica novel.

"I think it is a very viable source for people who want to be writers. If you think about it it is a way for you to hone your skills, develop your characters, and work on your dialogue within a safe community of readers and people who are enthusiastic about the subject. You don't have to create your own world and you can work within a story that is already provided. So I see them as very fertile breeding grounds for future authors." – Elizabeth Poteet on fan fiction.

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