Trope Thesaurus Romance

Created by Jennifer Hilt

This all-new content reference demonstrates how to identify, and most importantly, apply tropes to supercharge your romance.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Trope Thesaurus Romance Update! Get the Deets!
7 days ago – Thu, Mar 16, 2023 at 08:06:26 AM

Happy Mid-March #TeamTrope,

I finally figured out the Backerkit survey process, so those babies are in your inboxes. Phew! Please return these surveys asap; I want to send your Trope Thesaurus Romance goodies to the right place! 

Everything is moving along re: Trope Thesaurus Romance

1). Print copies are ordered. 

2). Workshops times and dates: Save the dates! (Recordings will be available)

Saturday, April 15th, 8 am PST is our 2-hour Trope Nuts and Bolts workshop.

Saturday, May 13th, 8 am PST is our 90-minute Pick My Brain, Group Chat

Saturday, May 20th, 8 am PST is our 2-hour Romantic Suspense Masterclass. 

3). Audio files should arrive by March 31st. 

4). Trope Thesaurus Romance Companion Workbook is almost done. 

5). I plan to send everything out to you in the first week of April. 

I'm so excited to share TTR with you! Thank you again for your support. 

Talk soon, 


Romance Trope Thesaurus Update
15 days ago – Wed, Mar 08, 2023 at 11:25:40 AM

Hello #TeamTrope,

Things are moving along with getting formats of Trope Thesaurus Romance coming your way in early April. 

Keep an eye out for a survey from me in the next few days that: 

1). Confirms physical shipping addresses (for the US backers ordering a print copy of TTR.) 

2). Makes sure I have the correct email to deliver your digital TTR goodies. 

It is very important to reply to the survey so I can get TTR to you asap. 

Thank you again for your support! 

Talk soon, 


Thank you for an incredibly successful campaign!
24 days ago – Mon, Feb 27, 2023 at 07:04:23 AM

Dear #TeamTrope, 

Thank you for making Trope Thesaurus Romance  TTR) a successful Kickstarter campaign!!! We raised over 14k! Fantastic! 

As my first campaign, this was a huge learning curve for me, but I'm thrilled with your interest in TTR. I'm super excited to be moving on to delivering Trope Thesaurus Romance in its various forms and workshops to you. I'll be working on those fulfillment details. Keep an eye out for survey info to finalize your pledges!

You'll be hearing from me soon with more deets!

Thanks again my fellow trope-obsessed peeps, 



Last Call! Trope Thesaurus Romance Campaign Ends Today
25 days ago – Sun, Feb 26, 2023 at 08:56:11 AM

Dear #TeamTrope, 

I appreciate your support for Trope Thesaurus Romance! I'm super proud of this project and eager to share it with you, my fellow trope lovers. 

The campaign ends in less than 10 hours! We are at $13, 426.00 with 302 backers! 

If we reach 15k, anyone who has pledged at the $60 tier and above will receive an audiobook version of Trope Thesaurus.  Professional narrator Traci Odom reads this first-time audio-release version, which sounds fabulous. 

Thanks again for your support and for going on this journey with me. 

Have a great Sunday! I'll be in touch after the campaign ends!


Trope Thesaurus Romance is a Ticking Time Bomb!
29 days ago – Wed, Feb 22, 2023 at 07:34:10 PM

Dear #TeamTrope, 

Thank you! You trope-loving peeps rock! We're at $9,748 with only 3 days left! We have 236 backers. WOW.

I'm blown away by your support. Seriously. I've loved this project and put so much into Trope Thesaurus Romance, the workbook, and the workshops--I can't wait to share it with you!

Most of you know I am a huge fan of the secret baby trope--I detailed its goodness in Trope Thesaurus.  The ticking time bomb trope is another fav of mine.  So listening to Traci Odom narrate Trope Thesaurus Romance through Curated Audio, I thought "I want her to narrate Trope Thesaurus. Can we make this happen?"  

Trope Thesaurus has never been narrated (other than me reading it out loud to myself in my car).  An audiobook version means being free to listen to tropetalk in your car, when you wash the dog, or take them for a walk. 

My final Stretch goal is to reach 15k in the last few days.  (I just had a birthday, and I'm still coming off a huge cake rush:) 

If the Trope Thesaurus Romance campaign reaches 15k,  anyone who has pledged or pledges at the $60 tier will get an audio copy of my first book, Trope Thesaurus, narrated by the amazing professional Traci Odom.

Thank you again, Amazing Peeps, for your support!

Go #TeamTrope!