Writing Romance

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Romance novels represent one of the most lucrative genres in book publishing?making up over half of all mass market fiction sold in North America and generating more than $1.2 billion a year. This book will show you everything you need to know to successfully break into the romance writing market, from planning and plotting your story to editing and selling your manuscript. Learn how to:
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Overview

Romance novels represent one of the most lucrative genres in book publishing?making up over half of all mass market fiction sold in North America and generating more than $1.2 billion a year. This book will show you everything you need to know to successfully break into the romance writing market, from planning and plotting your story to editing and selling your manuscript. Learn how to:
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Setting up a story, creating believable and interesting characters, and developing plot details can become a lot easier if you have Writing Romance at your side as a guide. The author, who has millions of copies of her own romances in print, shares her secrets, her successes and failures, and plenty of practical tips on how to write, market, and sell your romance. Everything from putting the first word on the page to finding an agent or publisher is included in this helpful, easy-to-read guide.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781551807393
  • Publisher: Self-Counsel Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/28/2007
  • Edition description: 3rd Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 328
  • Sales rank: 817,144
  • Product dimensions: 6.08 (w) x 9.03 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Meet the Author

Vanessa Grant is the successful author of 30 romance novels for Harlequin and Zebra books, as well as numerous articles on a variety of topics. A popular international lecturer, she has given workshops on many aspects of romance and fiction writing, and she offers audio and online courses on her website, www.vanessagrant.ca. She has sold over 10 million books.

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Table of Contents

Contents
Preface
Part 1: Planning your romance novel
1. Ingredients of a successful romance novel
2. Beginning your story
3. Character-driven plotting
4. More about characters
5. Conflict and struggle
6. Territory - the bridge between character and conflict
7. Where on earth?
8. Planning and plotting
Part 2: Ready, set, go! What you need to get there
9. About computers
10. Research
11. Priorities, goals, and the garbage can
Part 3: From spark to finish - how a story grows
12. Where do you get your ideas?
13. Writing the book
Part 4: Developing power in your writing
14. A unique voice and picture for each character
15. Sensuality in your love story
16. Suspense and story questions
17. Pacing and time
18. Viewpoint and emotional intensity
19. Telling, showing, and transitions
20. A strategy for revision
Part 5: Selling your romance novel
21. Preparing for the marketplace
22. Going to market
Appendixes
1. Yesterday's Vows - book notes
2. The category romance market
3. Resources
Index
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2000

    Put my ideas in order!

    An easy to read guide that helped me organize my ideas almost from the first page. I couldn't wait to finish reading to get back to writing and apply what I had learned. It also changed MY view of what I read. I began to read like a WRITER, getting an even better grasp of the things Ms. Grant pointed out in her book, noticing exactly what I liked and didn't like from what I was reading, and what I wanted in my book.

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