In a couple weeks I’m giving a presentation/workshop on clean romances for the League of Utah Writers Conference. (Click the link for more details on the conference.)
As part of the presentation I want to share what YOU think. Over the last couple years as I’ve done book lists, Studio 5 segments and columns on this subject I’ve come across basically three different ideas about CLEAN READS. In reality, the opinions are as varied as the people who read, but I think most of us fit into one of these three.
Read through the 3 “camps” and then take the poll to tell me which one you fit into. Pick the one you prefer to read most often, even if you actually read all of them or more than one. Pick the one that is your ideal CLEAN definition.
Then take the second poll to say how often you read CLEAN reads.
PLEASE SHARE THIS POLL – I’d like as big a sample as possible. THANK YOU!!! @TeriHarman, #cleanreads
CLEAN READ CAMPS
1 – No foul language and only very mild violence. No mention of sex ever. Christian morals. Emotions might be steamy, but physical never is.
2 – A handful of mild foul language and mild, infrequent violence. Sex can be referenced or eluded to a few times. Romance is still mostly about emotions, with a little bit of physical steaminess (kissing).
3 – Mild foul language, never any F-words or harsh deity terms. Moderate violence (more frequent, but not more descriptive). One or two “off-stage” sex scenes about emotional pay-off, not physical. No detailed physical descriptions.