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Alisa Sheckley/Alisa Kwitney | Fresh Fiction Guest Blog

March 3, 2009

Back in the days when I was an assistant editor working on Neil Gaiman’s comic book series, The Sandman, romance and comic books were two very separate worlds. This always struck me as pretty strange, because I write romance, and despite my MFA from Columbia, most of what I know about writing, I’ve learned from comics. Show the hero/heroine using his/her power in a different way each time, for example. Don’t underestimate the reader’s intelligence by spelling everything out; the more intelligent you assume the reader is, the more intelligent the reader assumes you are. And, of course, the unwritten rule of fight scenes: The stronger one going in should be the weaker one going out.

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