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Romance Novel Exchange Letter 2016

Dear Romance Novel Exchange Author,

Hi!! I’m so excited about this exchange, and I can’t wait to read whatever you write for me! I love each of these books and just want more of them!

Here are some general likes/dislikes before I get into the specifics of my requests. I have more detailed letters from past exchanges (Yuletide and Fic Corner), if for some reason you want to know more, but I tried to narrow it down to the likes and dislikes I thought were most relevant to this particular exchange!

Likes: character-driven stories, romance (obviously!), slow burn UST, backstory and missing scenes, best friends who fall in love, any and all fake relationship tropes, banter, female friendships, men who adore the women in their lives, happy or hopeful endings. I do love AUs, although for this exchange I would prefer them only for the fandoms I have specified below.

Dislikes: misogyny, noncon or dubcon, infidelity, surprise child tropes, major character death, excessive embarrassment, unrequited female pining.

If you’d like to take a look at some of what I’ve written in the past, my fic master list is located here and almost everything is archived over at for_the_coast or AO3, otherwise it’s in my fic tag on Tumblr. My journal is primarily locked and not very active (although my letters from past exchanges are all public), but I also have Tumblr (x) and a public GoodReads account (x), and both of those are a pretty good reflection of what I like.

I’m the type of writer who likes more details rather than less when I’m writing a story for someone else, so my requests generally reflect that. You can choose what you would like to take or leave based on what works for you. These are just some of my ideas, but they are by no means an exhaustive list of the stories I would like to read. I know whatever you write is going to be great!

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Anyway, I hope some of this is helpful! Thank you again, author! I can’t wait to read whatever you write.

Love,
spyglass_