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Mindy has some treats for other writers. She has compiled the Internet’s most complete list of romance tropes. Periodically, she teaches the Intellectual Property Boot Camp for Writers. And she’s written numerous articles about a broad range of writing-related topics.

The Most Complete List on the Internet

Romance Tropes

plural noun: tropes
Commonly recurring literary and rhetorical devices, motifs or clichés in creative works.

Tropes are commonly used in romance novels as plot devices to bring together two or more lovers.  Many romances combine numerous tropes to create a unique story.

Romance Tropes
Romance Tropes

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Intellectual Property Boot Camp

The Intellectual Property Boot Camp for Writers is an intensive online course, designed to teach traditional-, self-published, and hybrid authors everything they need to know about United States copyright law, trademark law, and related topics. Each lesson consists of detailed written instruction, with ample opportunity for each participant to ask questions in a Secret group on Facebook. At the conclusion of the session, students will continue to have access to the group for a minimum of one year.

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Writing Toolkit

Mindy has published a number of articles about writing, editing, and publishing.

Writing Advice