Writing Romance

Writing Romance

by Vanessa Grant

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781551807393
Publisher: Self-Counsel Press, Inc.
Publication date: 04/28/2007
Series: Writing Series
Edition description: Third Edition, Third edition
Pages: 328
Sales rank: 1,076,667
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Multi-published author and international lecturer Vanessa Grant is the author of 30 novels, and the critically acclaimed how-to book, Writing Romance, now in its second edition. Her books have been translated into 15 languages and she has over 10 million books in print. Vanessa is a popular international lecturer who has given workshops to many writers' groups in Canada and the USA. In August of 2001 she was the featured speaker at the Romance Writers of Australia and Romance Writers of New Zealand's annual conferences.

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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Writing Romance 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.