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Romance-Ology 101: Writing Romantic Tension for the Inspirational and Sweet Markets

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  • Posted February 13, 2014

    I am not, and I doubt I ever will be, a writer, but I still want

    I am not, and I doubt I ever will be, a writer, but I still wanted to read this book simply because of the author! That being said I loved it! It was really cool to get a look kinda behind-the-scenes of some of the great moments of Julie's books! I loved how it was written like she was actually in a classroom teaching and some of the comments she made, made me laugh out loud! I also loved all of the excerpts from Julie's books, it gave me a little O'Conner and McClare fix to help tide me over till I succumb and reread her books again!
    I can definitely see how this would be a very helpful tool to romance writers out there and even as only a reader I still gained knowledge from it! So I highly recommend this to writers and to Julie's fans!

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  • Posted January 3, 2014

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    Award-winning author, Julie Lessman, has earned the title of Que

    Award-winning author, Julie Lessman, has earned the title of Queen of Romantic Tension - by her peers, and readers - and rightly, so!
    Her nine (9) inspirational romance novels, are a testament to the fact. Never, have I read books with so much romantic tension, that
    were so aptly suited for the inspirational market. She is a master at her craft, at times - accomplishing this, with not so much as a kiss,
    in a book scene.

    Julie gives writers/authors, and readers, an inside look at the techniques her writing genius employs in her books, via her instruction
    manual, if you will, "Romance-ology 101". The book is written with a sense of humor, but provides tried-and-true methods with before-
    and-after examples and detailed descriptions, to illustrate all techniques required to write the perfect inspirational romance novel. It
    truly is a 101 book of education that should be required reading for all writers/authors of romantic tension.

    Thank you, Julie, for taking us behind the scenes, and making us privy to the techniques used in writing those wonderfully passionate,
    award-winning books of yours. I never get enough of them!!  

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