original pitch:

This could be an article or an essay, taking a look at the tropes of romance and why fanfiction has more in common with romance fiction as a literary genre rather than movie romances, particularly when it comes to diversity, creative use of tropes, and character development.



About the Romance Genre

Two Romance Novel Newbies Lose Their Virginity to Bridgerton

Five Tropes Fanfic Readers Love (And One They Hate) - Fansplaining

Shippers on Shipping - Fansplaining

The Infinite Inclusivity of Fan-Fiction

Why fanfiction is my favourite LGBTQ+ medium - The Oxford Student

Archive: To All The Rom-Coms We Love: Diversity In The Genre - A Hot Set

RomCon: Our Failure to See Black Romantic Comedies