JOSH BERK (jberkj) wrote,
JOSH BERK
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Need help writing a romance novel?

You've come to the right place! Here's the story. While helping with the library book sale at a very slow time I happened to glance at (OK, TOTALLY READ) a romance novel called "The Sexiest Man Alive."* And, OK, a few dozen other romance novels too. I noticed some trends. There are certain words that appear again and again and certain words & phrases which NEVER show up. I know that many of you are aspiring romance novelists, so here are some words you should be sure to use in your manuscript, followed by a list you most likely want to avoid. You're welcome!

DO USE:
slab
ecstasy
writhe
powerful
warm
steely
rippling
wanton
release


DO NOT USE:
fanny
adult undergarment
gingivitis
"all-body toupee"
barf-smelling
bacne
"silent but deadly"
George Steinbrenner


Have a nice time!


*p.s., no, "The Sexiest Man Alive" was not subtitled "The Josh Berk story."
I was totally shocked too.









**UPDATE**
My Facebook friends (mostly Jame Richards) have suggested the following additions to the DO NOT USE list:
"corn pads"
"razor burn"
FannyPack

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