The Art of Romance Writing

With more than twenty million books sold internationally, Valerie Parv has made love and romance a career. This fully revised and expanded new edition is a necessity for the bookshelves of all hopeful romance writers.

Author: Valerie Parv

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1741152232

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

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With more than twenty million books sold internationally, Valerie Parv has made love and romance a career. This fully revised and expanded new edition is a necessity for the bookshelves of all hopeful romance writers.

The Art of Romance Writing

An easy to follow, practical guide from Australia's most successful Mills and Boon author.

Author: Valerie Parv

Publisher: Unwin Hyman

ISBN: 1863734244

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 138

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An easy to follow, practical guide from Australia's most successful Mills and Boon author.

The Art of Romance Writing

With more than twenty million books sold internationally, Valerie Parv has made love and romance a career. This fully revised and expanded new edition is a necessity for the bookshelves of all hopeful romance writers.

Author: Valerie Parv

Publisher: Allen & Unwin Australia

ISBN: 1741143748

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 220

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With more than twenty million books sold internationally, Valerie Parv has made love and romance a career. This fully revised and expanded new edition is a necessity for the bookshelves of all hopeful romance writers.

The Art of Medieval French Romance

The art of romance presupposes reflection on the art when writing. Such
reflection would use language, and therefore preconceptions, available in the
twelfth and thirteenth centuries. The vernacular authors brought Latin techniques
into the ...

Author: Douglas Kelly

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299131937

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 480

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Douglas Kelly provides a comprehensive and historically valid analysis of the art of medieval French romance as the romancers themselves describe it. He focuses on well-known writers, such as Chrétien de Troyes and Marie de France, and also draws on a wide range of other sources—prose romances, non-Arthurian romances, thirteenth-century verse romances, and variant versions from the later Middle Ages. Kelly is the first scholar to present the “art” of medieval romance to a modern audience through the interventions and comments of medieval writers themselves. The book begins by examining the difficulties scholars perceive in medieval literature: problems such as source and intertextuality, structure in its manifold modern meanings, and character psychology and individuality. These issues frame Kelly’s identification and discussion of all the known authorial interventions on the art and craft of romance. Kelly’s careful reconstruction of the “art” of romance, based on the records left by the romancers themselves, will be an invaluable resource and guide for all medievalists.

The Art of Love

Her earliest interest was in creative writing and her career as a teacher and
educator helped her in writing several books for children. The Art of Love is her
first novel for adults and is based on her extensive travels in Africa and her
background ...

Author: Ethel Otchis

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462831087

Category: Fiction

Page: 252

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Art of Romance

“I don't really have a lot of time to watch anything during the school year—
between school, participating in the drama department's productions, and writing
—so when I'm traveling in the summer, it's nice to be able to chill in the hotel in
the ...

Author: Kaye Dacus

Publisher: Barbour Publishing

ISBN: 9781607422310

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Author Kaye Dacus will ignite your love of romance with book 2 of her Matchmakers series. Dylan Bradley, who once illustrated steamy romances under the name Patrick Callaghan, has moved into his grandparent’s guest house in Nashville. Caylor Evans, having once written titillating novels under the penname Melanie Mason, lives with her grandmother. When their lives collide, due to the machinations of meddling matriarchs, the pasts of Dylan and Caylor threaten to derail their futures. Will they accept each other for who they now are—and once were? Or will they never discover the true art of romance?

Island Genres Genre Islands

Valerie Parv, The Art of Romance Writing: Practical Advice from an International
Bestselling Romance Writer, rev. ed. (Crows Nest, NSW: Allen & Unwin, 2004),
Kindle, location 2195. 2. Parv, The Art of Romance Writing, location 2195. 3. Parv
 ...

Author: Ralph Crane

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781783482078

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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The first book length study of the conceptualization and representation of islands in popular fiction.

Crafting Category Romance

In Crafting Category Romance, two-time RITA(TM)-nominated author of nearly one hundred books Amy Lane describes the rules of engagement, traps to watch out for, and how to leverage common tropes to create conflict, craft a character, ...

Author: Amy Lane

Publisher: DSP Publications

ISBN: 1644058073

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

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Category romance is a precise art. With such a small word count, writing the perfect category romance is a little like writing a haiku. But how do you write a book in seventeen syllables? How can you cram compelling conflict, satisfying character development, and toe-curling romantic tension into less than sixty thousand words? In Crafting Category Romance, two-time RITA(TM)-nominated author of nearly one hundred books Amy Lane describes the rules of engagement, traps to watch out for, and how to leverage common tropes to create conflict, craft a character, develop a plot, and leave readers with a happy ever after that's different every time--all in a tidy package. With practical exercises in plot, conflict, and character development, Crafting Category Romance will teach you how to use the rigid rules and expectations of the genre to your advantage and win a loyal readership following for life.

Heart and Craft Bestselling Romance Writers Share Their Secrets Bestselling Romance Writers Share Their Secrets Large Print 16pt

If being a published author is your goal, then you have to work at it. You have to keep at it and you have to be disciplined.' - Alexis Fleming If you've ever dreamt of writing a romance novel, then this is the insider's guide for you.

Author: Valerie Parv

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 9781459613225

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 308

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If being a published author is your goal, then you have to work at it. You have to keep at it and you have to be disciplined.' - Alexis Fleming If you've ever dreamt of writing a romance novel, then this is the insider's guide for you. Valerie Parv, the author of the authoritative and bestselling The Art of Romance Writing, has drawn together a 'dream team' of romance writers who each share their secrets to writing successful romance fiction. Valerie and her co-contributors, Jennie Adams, Helen Bianchin, Daphne Clair, Lilian Darcy, Robyn Donald, Kelly Ethan, Alexis Fleming, Elizabeth Rolls and Meredith Webber - all successful romance writers whose books have appeared on international best-seller lists - answer the questions most often asked of published authors: how do I make my characters live; my dialogue feels flat-how can I fix it; how did you begin writing romance novels; how do I make sure my book hits the right emotional heights; I don't have to edit my own work, do I; can I do anything to market my manuscript, and many more. Not only are there examples of writing to analyse with the help of the contributors, lists of recommended reading and links to interesting and useful websites are also provided. Based on the contributors' considerable experience and hundreds of published books, and aimed at both new and experienced writers studying the craft, this fascinating guide will give you everything you need to know about writing romance and getting published. 'One of the biggest traps in new writing is dabbling around the edges of emotional issues. Your story must pack an emotional punch.' - Valerie Parv

Romantic Conventions

Introduction Conventions of the Romance Genre Anne K . Kaler Telling a story ' s
an art , writing ' s a craft . Nora Roberts ( Second Nature 99 ) Just when does the
craft of writing become the art of storytelling ? Just when does a rosebud ...

Author: Anne K. Kaler

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 0879727780

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 195

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Traditionally, romance novels have a reputation as being no more than trashy, sex-filled fantasy escapes for frustrated housewives. But books in this genre account for nearly half of the paperbacks published. Contributors examine the patterns used by the romance authors to tell their stories.

The Art of Love

To the wandering scholars and minnesingers of the twelfth and thirteenth
centuries, as to the authors of The Romance of the Rose, and ... For Francis
Meres, writing in 1598, Shakespeare was the “sweet witty soul” of Ovid
mellifluously reborn.

Author: Ovid

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 9780307801838

Category: Poetry

Page: 208

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In the first century a.d., Ovid, author of the groundbreaking epic poem Metamorphoses, came under severe criticism for The Art of Love, which playfully instructed women in the art of seduction and men in the skills essential for mastering the art of romantic conquest. In this remarkable translation, James Michie breathes new life into the notorious Roman’s mock-didactic elegy. In lyrical, irreverent English, he reveals love’s timeless dilemmas and Ovid’s enduring brilliance as both poet and cultural critic. From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Dissertation on Romance and Minstrelsy

... and sometimes , as Warton observes , three or four verses together in one line ,
of which he gives instances . * That the English acquired the art of romance
writing from the French seems clear and certain , as most of the specimens of that
art ...

Author: Joseph Ritson

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433082513031

Category: English poetry

Page: 208

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Ancient English Metrical Romances Original advertisement Dissertation on romance and minstrelsy Ywaine and Gawin

... and sometimes , as Warton observes , three or four verses together in one line ,
of which he gives instances . * That the English acquired the art of romance
writing from the French seems clear and certain , as most of the specimens of that
art ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101071986127

Category: English poetry

Page:

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Reynold s Miscellany of Romance General Literature Science and Art

See , here is a spring dant reason to set a high value on the art of writing ,
uuptials were over , I went in my military dress , and which is neither hot nor cold :
put your arm into it , but to this person it was invaluable . To us it is the with my
sword ...

Author: George William MacArthur Reynolds

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000117932701

Category:

Page:

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History of English poetry from the twelfth to the close of the sixteenth century 3 Chaucer to Surrey

English acquired the art of romance - writing from the French seems clear and
certain , as most of the specimens of that art in the former language are palpable
and manifest translations of those in the other : and this too may serve to account
 ...

Author: Thomas Warton

Publisher:

ISBN: ONB:+Z224806902

Category: English poetry

Page: 334

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The Art of Romantic Living

phere was so inspiring that it moved our husbands to romance us with many fun
surprises while we worked through the process of organizing the book . Never
before have I had such fun writing . Should I mention that we attended a
basketball ...

Author: Susan Wales

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 0785263594

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

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A guide to romantic living based on biblical principles offers advice on how to render a marriage and a home more loving, sharing supplemental excerpts from scripture and Christian quotes.