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Writing Romance: Create a Bestseller

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Given this startling statistic, it is no wonder that writing romance novels can be one of the higher-paying and easier-to-enter ventures in the writing industry. But fierce competition demands that to succeed, the would-be romance writer needs to become aware of and master the tricks of the trade. Including helpful hints on creating characters, developing plot lines that work, and selling a completed manuscript, this easy-to-read guide will help writers of all levels produce a manuscript that is more likely to be...
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Overview

Given this startling statistic, it is no wonder that writing romance novels can be one of the higher-paying and easier-to-enter ventures in the writing industry. But fierce competition demands that to succeed, the would-be romance writer needs to become aware of and master the tricks of the trade. Including helpful hints on creating characters, developing plot lines that work, and selling a completed manuscript, this easy-to-read guide will help writers of all levels produce a manuscript that is more likely to be read and possibly even published.
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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: 9781551803531
  • Publisher: Self-Counsel Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/1/1901
  • Series: Writing Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 8.34 (w) x 9.77 (h) x 0.53 (d)

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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