Writing Romantic Fiction
With a Foreword by Joanna Trollope
Romantic fiction, in which can be included many historical novels, is the best-selling, most-borrowed type of fiction. We have all experienced love at some time – it is a universal concept, and an incredibly powerful force. It has been the theme of legends and poetry and stories throughout history. Romantic novels provide enjoyment for millions of readers. Many readers go on to write their own romantic fiction. This book helps to pinpoint the particular skills and qualities required to succeed in a very special genre.
How To Books 1997 (ISBN 1-85703-466-X)
Writing Romantic Fiction – Chapter Headings
- Sorting out your genres
- Creating irresistable heroines
- Inventing heroes your readers will love
- Combining conflict and passion
- Moving on the plot
- Keeping the zing in the pace
- Maintaining the suspense
- Satisfying the senses
- Researching the facts
- Being businesslike
The book also contains a comprehensive Glossary, a list of Useful Addresses, pages of suggested Further Reading, and an Index.
'I found your book really helpful.' – from a fan.
'This is romantic novel writing for advanced students: all kinds of exciting ideas you mightn't have thought of, markets you might not have considered – including a lot of information about the American market. I liked the way she used case studies, tracing three people as they attempt to write a publishable novel, showing the problems and pitfalls they have to deal with. Lots of diagrams, well-illustrated examples and a lively style make this both reassuring and inspiring.' – Elizabeth Gill, Mslexia.
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