The Everything Guide to Writing a Romance Novel

New writers, and even experienced writers, will find the solid howto information here invaluable. This is a musthave for aspiring writers who want to write the perfect love story.

Author: Christie Craig

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781605507927

Category: Reference

Page: 320

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Every year, thousands of romance manuscripts are submitted to publishers, but only the best are eventually published. This simple guide—written by two awardwinning romance novelists—will show readers what it takes to break into this highly competitive market and will provide them the information they need to get their manuscript out of the slush pile and onto the bookshelf. Readers will learn how to do the following techniques: build a story from premise to plot; add a fresh twist to a classic storyline; create compelling characters; write sizzling sex scenes that carry an emotional punch; research agents and markets; write a story that an editor can’t reject; and promote themselves and their work. New writers, and even experienced writers, will find the solid howto information here invaluable. This is a musthave for aspiring writers who want to write the perfect love story.

The Writer s Guidebook to Writing Love Romance and Sex Scenes

Within The Writer's Guidebook to Writing Love, Romance, and Sex Scenes you will discover a rich source of examples that can help you develop your characters and leave your readers hearts' racing to turn the next page.

Author: S. L. Lethe

Publisher:

ISBN: 1722884649

Category:

Page: 48

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Writing romance can be just as exciting as experiencing it in real life. However, for some authors, it is extremely easy to fall into the trap of writing the same words or sentences over and over again, leaving the reader frustrated and unsatisfied. Trying to write romantic and erotic scenes can be frustrating if you find it difficult to transfer the scenes playing in your head onto paper. If this sounds like you, do not despair. Within The Writer's Guidebook to Writing Love, Romance, and Sex Scenes you will discover a rich source of examples that can help you develop your characters and leave your readers hearts' racing to turn the next page. Inside you will discover * Hundreds of examples of non-erotic body gestures and language * Hundreds of examples of erotic body gestures and language * Hundreds of examples of positive and negative emotions * Examples of dialogue tags and lines * Examples of facial descriptions * Examples of romantic sounds * Examples of words used in sex scenes* Words for genitalia * And many more Divided into several easy to follow sections, The Writer's Guidebook to Writing Love, Romance, and Sex Scenes is a must-read for any author wanting to take their writing from good to great and leave their readers breathless.

Writing Love Scenes

Learn to write love scenes like a a pro.cTwo professional authors show step-by-step how to create conflict, depth and intensity, and craft a heart-warming or harrowing scene that readers will never forget.This book shows you step-by-step ...

Author: Rayne Hall

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1547280743

Category:

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Learn to write love scenes like a a pro. Two professional authors show step-by-step how to create conflict, depth and intensity, and craft a heart-warming or harrowing scene that readers will never forget. This book shows you step-by-step how to to write about - the first meeting - the first kiss - characters in disguise - confessing a secret - relationship conflicts - breaking up - marriage proposals and much more. Do you want to write 'clean' or 'steamy' love scenes? The choice is yours. This guide shows techniques for - keeping your characters and your writing chaste - implying intimacy without showing it - creating erotic tension without sexual action - seducing the reader with explicit sex. Whatever genre you write, you'll find useful advice for your story: - gay love scenes - lovers belonging to different cultures - love between members of different species - love scenes involving several characters. 'Writing Love Scenes' is intended for intermediate and advanced-level writers and want to learn specialist skills. It is not recommended for absolute beginners. About the authors: Susanne McCarthy is an experienced romance novelist. Rayne Hall is a professional fantasy and horror author, editor of the Ten Tales speculative fiction anthologies, and creator of the Writer's Craft series.

Writing a Romance Novel For Dummies

Leslie Wainger, Executive Editor at Harlequin Books, explains what it takes to become the next Nora Roberts, providing the techniques you need to: Select a pseudonym Write a compelling, heartfelt story Find the right agent and publisher ...

Author: Leslie Wainger

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118053157

Category: Reference

Page: 384

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In love with romance novels? You’re not alone! Romance is today’s most popular fiction genre, accounting for more than half of all mass market fiction sold. If you’re looking to make a serious effort at writing a romance and getting it published in today’s multifaceted markets, you need to learn as much as you can about this highly successful field—especially how to create the perfect heroes and heroines. Now, in this easy, step-by-step guide, a top romance editor gives you the know-how you need to succeed as a romance novelist! Writing A Romance Novel For Dummies is perfect for both beginning and more accomplished writers who are looking to get the leading edge on writing a romance novel and get it published. Leslie Wainger, Executive Editor at Harlequin Books, explains what it takes to become the next Nora Roberts, providing the techniques you need to: Select a pseudonym Write a compelling, heartfelt story Find the right agent and publisher Submit a manuscript Market your novel Join clubs and associations Packed with insider advice, this plain-English guide helps you grasp the building blocks of a great romance, providing practical tips on the craft of writing as well as savvy pointers on how to hook your reader from page one, write with passion, and shape a proposal that will wow agents and editors. You get lots of expert tips on analyzing the marketplace, creating compelling characters, and finding your own voice. Wainger also: Demystifies the sub-genres of the romance world, from historical, contemporary, and multicultural to paranormal, romantic suspense, and Christian/inspirational Explains plotting, pacing, and writing those crucial love scenes Discusses how to conduct research, assign credits, and get permissions Helps you decide whether it’s best to write alone or with a partner Complete with a manuscript preparation checklist, tips for revising your work smoothly and successfully, guidance in understanding and negotiating a contract, and a list of romance writing resources, Writing A Romance Novel For Dummies is your one-stop guide to becoming a published novelist!

Setting the Mood

Do you sit and stare at the page blankly hoping for inspiration when you get to the hotter parts of your story? You are not alone. With this simple guide you can get past your fears and let your writing flow.

Author: Eve Adams

Publisher:

ISBN: 1520149387

Category:

Page: 67

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"Setting the Mood: Simple Steps to Write Better Erotic Love Scenes," by erotica and romance author Eve Adams, is a how-to guide that teaches you how to not only put yourself in the mood to write hot love scenes that will help sell your book and establish your name as an author, but will also help you feel more confident about the entire process. Everyone wants to read the hottest love scenes from the best new authors, but what goes into creating those scenes for readers? Are you terrified of what you might do wrong when starting out? Do you sit and stare at the page blankly hoping for inspiration when you get to the hotter parts of your story? You are not alone. With this simple guide you can get past your fears and let your writing flow. This relatively short book of 12,388 words has a formula you can follow to get those sexy words down on paper and start feeling your sex scenes both before and as you write them. Inside you will also find advice on how to use your five senses to create more authentic imagery in your work, giving your readers what your cover and blurb promises them, writing what you are comfortable reading, and more. Get writing those sultry scenes today!

Writing Deep Scenes

The following love scene involving sex is taken from the middle of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander, which won the Romance Writers of America RITA Award for Best Novel. The moon was sinking, and I was shivering, half with reaction and half ...

Author: Martha Alderson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599638874

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Take a Deep Dive into Plot and Scene and Improve Your Writing Whether you're planning your first novel or have already written a first draft, you need to master the concepts of plot and scene to truly realize your story's potential. Writing Deep Scenes teaches you how to write strong, layered, and engaging scenes--the secret to memorable, page-turning plots. It's filled with practical tools for building layers and nuance into your scenes, employing the right scene types at the right junctures, and developing a profound understanding of how plot and scene intertwine. Inside you'll learn: • How scenes are comprised of three key layers: action, emotion, and theme. • How to recognize each layer and weave them seamlessly into a scene. • How to develop an intricate relationship between the action and emotion in every scene. • How thematic imagery embedded in scenes increases a story's tension and contributes to the story's meaning. Using contemporary examples from a variety of genres, Writing Deep Scenes provides an effective method for plotting at the scene level. Use these techniques and enrich your fiction and memoirs with page-turning suspense and pathos, and explore new depths in every story you write.

Steaming Up Your Love Scenes

And do write your ideas down. Putting fantasies on paper is a different exercise than merely thinking them. The words serve as a bridge between what only you understand and what has the potential to be communicated to others.

Author: Emma Holly

Publisher: Emma Holly

ISBN: 9780984916238

Category: Reference

Page: 33

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Wish your love scenes had a bit more sizzle? Wondering why some writers get their readers fanning their faces and others not so much? No worries! Bestselling “red-hot” author Emma Holly’s simple tricks could help you do the hot-cha-cha!

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Writing Erotic Romance

This book is the necessary how-to for first-timers and a terrific guide for seasoned professionals as well, who are putting their racy (and lucrative) fantasies to paper.

Author: Alison Kent

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440614781

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

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Erotic romance reigns supreme as a big category of women's fictions; a billion-dollar business serviced by a new breed of uninhibited writer. This book is the necessary how-to for first-timers and a terrific guide for seasoned professionals as well, who are putting their racy (and lucrative) fantasies to paper. Now, for the first time, a veteran erotic romance author shows exactly what to do and how. The first book to guide writers to succeed in this mutli-million dollar genre. Explores how to set up a plot and write good, steamy sex scenes. From a best-selling experienced author. Includes resource section for research tools and further reading. Interviews with top editors in the field. Foreword by Kate Duffy, editorial director at Kensington Publishing and founding editor of the genre.

Crafting Unputdownable Fiction Series Boxed Set

GOING DEEP INTO DEEP POINT OF VIEW In this book, you'll learn about the different kinds of POV, choosing the right POV for your scene, when, how, and why to shift POV, how to achieve deep point of view, and more.

Author: Beth Yarnall

Publisher: Story Siren Publishing

ISBN: 9781940811680

Category: Reference

Page: 188

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Perfect for beginners needing the basics AND seasoned writers looking to dramatically improve their skills. If you’re looking for a concise and practical reference on writing description, deep POV, and sex and romance, then you'll love Beth Yarnall's easy how-to guides. MAKING DESCRIPTION WORK HARD FOR YOU Learn how to use description to achieve deep point of view and to create stories and characters readers will remember long after the last page is turned. GOING DEEP INTO DEEP POINT OF VIEW In this book, you'll learn about the different kinds of POV, choosing the right POV for your scene, when, how, and why to shift POV, how to achieve deep point of view, and more. SOME LIKE IT HOT: WRITING SEX AND ROMANCE In this book you’ll learn how to create sexual tension, how to write sex scenes, and how to plot a romance that will have readers staying up until the wee hours to finish and closing your novel on a happy sigh. "Changed the way I write." ~ TG, Amazon "Terrific book that will up your writing game." ~ Magical Story Fangirl, Amazon Keywords: novel writing, on writing, write a book, authorship, how to write, writing for beginners, creative writing, writing and editing, fiction writing, playwright, screenwriting, poetry writing, writing reference, language arts, composition, writing, novel writing, reference, research & publishing guides, writing skills, education & reference, short reads, words, writing & grammar, description, describe, point of view, POV, deep point of view, deep pov, writing romance, how to write, sex scenes, love scenes

How to Write a Romance

A beautiful keepsake and practical tool that embodies the essence of romance fiction, How to Write a Romance will enflame your passionate and creative spirit!

Author: Team at Avon Books, The

Publisher: Morrow Gift

ISBN: 0062899279

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 208

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A unique, beautifully designed journal filled with helpful tips and invaluable advice vital for every aspiring romance novelist—and every romance fan! For romance writers and readers alike, How to Write a Romance is a sleek, inventive journal that will inspire you to create love stories that stir the heart, tease the imagination, and touch the soul. Inside this handy diary, you’ll find an introduction and tip sheet compiled by the editors of Avon Books, the premiere romance publisher. Sharing their wisdom and expertise, the Avon Romance editors guide you through the basic construction of a romance novel and highlight the most common pitfalls to avoid. The pages that follow include 180 prompts touching on every aspect of romance writing: dialogue, character development, scene description, situational entries, and more. Exercise your imagination and skill with such challenges as: Describe your heroine without her having to look in the mirror. Make a list of 5-10 of your hero’s characteristics—be sure to include both good and bad qualities to help clarify how he will react in different situations. Write a scene between two female characters discussing something unrelated to the hero. Write a meet cute in a library. In addition, renowned bestselling Avon authors such as Eloisa James, Beverly Jenkins, Lisa Kleypas, Julia Quinn, Sarah MacLean, Jennifer Ryan, Lori Wilde, and more, share their own insights and offer words of encouragement, sprinkled throughout the journal in hand-lettered text. A beautiful keepsake and practical tool that embodies the essence of romance fiction, How to Write a Romance will enflame your passionate and creative spirit!

Love Scenes

A BuzzFeed Best Book of June "A heart-stirring, tear-inducing read you won’t want to put down.”—Emily Henry, New York Times bestselling author of Beach Read Acting like she's in love with her handsome nightmare of a co-star—in a ...

Author: Bridget Morrissey

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780593201169

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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A BuzzFeed Best Book of June "A heart-stirring, tear-inducing read you won’t want to put down.”—Emily Henry, New York Times bestselling author of Beach Read Acting like she's in love with her handsome nightmare of a co-star—in a movie directed and produced by her complicated Hollywood royalty family—is Sloane's job. But what happens when the lines between script and reality get blurred? Out-of-work actress Sloane Ford is in desperate need of something to do after losing her steady TV gig. When her famous family ropes her into working as a producer on their World War II-era romance, they neglect to mention that the film will be headlined by Joseph Donovan, her least favorite former co-star of all time. The roguish actor made her life a living hell the last time they worked together, using his movie star good looks and Irish charm to cover for his erratic professional behavior. On their new film set, he promises he's different now, but Sloane is far from convinced. As filming gets underway, it becomes clear that anything that can go wrong will go wrong. When the lead actress is abruptly fired, Sloane agrees to step in and take over the role, and she starts to remember why she fell in love with acting in the first place. On camera, she and Joseph share an electric chemistry. Off camera, they've been honing their characters and, much to Sloane's surprise, growing closer. But playing the role of a woman in love with Joseph Donovan is a dangerous business, and the more time they spend together, the less Sloane can tell what's real between them, and what's just for show.

Naughty Words for Nice Writers

USA Today Bestselling Author Cara Bristol has written a thesaurus and sex scene writing guide for romance authors to help make sex scenes sizzle.Naughty Words for Nice Writers contains thousands of usable, functional synonyms geared for ...

Author: Cara Bristol

Publisher:

ISBN: 1947203274

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Third edition. Expanded and updated with more words and categories.A must-have reference for writing romance.If finding the right words for your love scene is challenging, Naughty Words for Nice Writers: A Romance Novel Thesaurus can make it easier. USA Today Bestselling Author Cara Bristol has written a thesaurus and sex scene writing guide for romance authors to help make sex scenes sizzle.Naughty Words for Nice Writers contains thousands of usable, functional synonyms geared for romance, erotic romance, and erotica. Included are more than 50 word lists and tip sheets for male and female anatomy, using the senses, foreplay, orgasm, kissing, flirting, terms of endearment, sex scene locations, specific sexual acts, sexual noises, and spanking terminology. More than a thesaurus, Naughty Words for Nice Writers is a sex scene writing guide with practical suggestions on how to craft a love scene and "show" the intimacy between your characters rather than tell it. Whether you intend to "fade to black" or spell it out in explicit detail, Naughty Words for Nice Writers will provide the craft tips and words to write an appropriate love scene.

How to Write That Scene

This book shows you how to choose the cast of characters and the point-of-view, how to work with plot events and create conflict, how to build tension and conflict, and how to rework a dull scene to make it sparkle.It teaches you ...

Author: Rayne Hall

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1986958086

Category:

Page: 142

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Learn how professional authors craft scenes, and apply the techniques to your fiction. This book shows you how to choose the cast of characters and the point-of-view, how to work with plot events and create conflict, how to build tension and conflict, and how to rework a dull scene to make it sparkle. It teaches you professional techniques for specific types of scenes, with a full chapter for each of the following: - novel-beginning scenes - novel-ending scenes - black moment scenes - climax scenes - outdoor scenes - indoor scenes - scary scenes - creepy scenes - love scenes - erotic scenes - chase scenes - confession scenes - fight scenes - duel scenes - battle scenes - night scenes - relationship break-up scenes - argument scenes - travel scenes Whatever kind scene you're writing or revising, this guide can help. Please note: some of the content overlaps with Rayne Hall's other books and articles.

Writing Fight Scenes

Experts love talking about their subject, especially to writers. Browse Yahoo Groups for groups of sword enthusiasts, gun enthusiasts, archery enthusiasts, anything enthusiasts. Here are two groups worth joining: Rayne's Writers ...

Author: Rayne Hall

Publisher: Rayne Hall

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This book will help you to write fight scenes that are entertaining as well as realistic, and leave the reader breathless with excitement. The book suggests a six-part structure to use as blueprint for your scene, and reveals tricks how to combine fighting with dialogue, which senses to use when and how, and how to stir the reader's emotions. You'll decide how much violence your scene needs, what's the best location, how your heroine can get out of trouble with self-defence and how to adapt your writing style to the fast pace of the action. There are sections on female fighters, male fighters, animals and weres, psychological obstacles, battles, duels, brawls, riots and final showdowns. For the requirements of your genre, there is even advice on how to build erotic tension in a fight scene, how magicians fight, how pirates capture ships and much more. You will learn about different types of weapons, how to use them in fiction, and how to avoid embarrassing blunders. The book uses British spellings.

The Writer s Digest Handbook of Novel Writing

Too often it seems that the writer has not figured out what the scene is supposed to accomplish . Consider outlining the action in a love scene before you begin to write itmaking sure that the scene has the point of view , tone and ...

Author: Tom Clark

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000025868021

Category: Authorship

Page: 260

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In essays drawn primarily from Writer's digest magazine, noted novelists, leading editors, and teachers address the specifics of novel writing--from how to create dialogue to how to negotiate a contract with a publisher. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Writing Romantic Fiction

Learn how to structure a romance, build convincing characters, and write love scenes with this guide.

Author: Jean Saunders

Publisher: Need2Know

ISBN: 1861441215

Category: Love stories

Page: 152

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Do I hear you say that romance is dead? Not for the millions of readers who find escape between the covers of a paperback novel . . . If you think that writing romantic fiction is a quick way to make a fortune, forget it. Often the novel thats so easy to read, and slips down as easily as a blancmange, has taken a good deal of skill on the part of the author to achieve that very impression. In this comprehensive guide, successful novelist Jean Saunders shows you the way to go about it, including Tips from the Top, from some of our best-selling novelists such as Jilly Cooper and Catherine Cookson, who offer their writing advice. The most glittering names in romantic fiction had to start somewhere, and none of us was born a writer, however glamorous that may sound. Its a craft that can be learned, and one that can bring immense pleasure and satisfaction to the writer as well as the reader. So lets get started, and between these covers you will learn: How to structure a romance, open chapters and write love scenes; How to do authentic research for historical or contemporary romance; How to submit manuscripts to publishers; How to survive the sting of rejection; How to break into the lucrative American romance market and more.

The Poetry of Raymond Carver

Still, you don't get up from the desk for hours. you go on writing that scene, writing about hunger, blind energy – the ... (lines 8–17) The use of the word “unbridled” twice to describe sex contributes to the polemics of love versus ...

Author: Dr Sandra Lee Kleppe

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781472411679

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 190

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Best known as one of the great short story writers of the twentieth century, Raymond Carver also published several volumes of poetry and considered himself as much a poet as a fiction writer. Sandra Lee Kleppe focuses particularly on the complex literary and scientific systems that influenced Carver’s development as a writer as she makes a case for the quality of Carver’s poetic output and the centrality of poetry to Carver’s career.

Write Fight Scenes Six Simple Steps to Action Sequences That Will Wow Your Readers

INTRODUCTION You want to write a fight scene. ... You want the reader to experience your scene so completely that when they are reading it and their toddler/mom/cat strolls in the ... We write fights scenes because readers LOVE them.

Author: Christine Nielson

Publisher: Pocket Pimp Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781950546138

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 60

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Your Badass Guide to Writing Fights Right! These six simple steps will shift your fight scenes from good to great. Christine Nielson has a B.S. in Secondary Education and over twenty years experience teaching both language arts and traditional karate. She is an expert in both writing and fighting and combines her expertise in these fields to bring you an effective guide on action scenes. She is also an award-winning author of dystopian and dark fantasy fiction and loves to spin fire on the weekends.

The Poetry Man

This is a romance for the times, one that will enlighten and enliven your heart, reawaken your emotional side to love yourself and others greater than ever before.

Author: Rich Osborne

Publisher: Poetry Man

ISBN: 057867419X

Category: Fiction

Page: 302

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Michael Langston and Felicia Stouffer feel within, that their lives have been drawn together through a divine connection. This is a romance for the times, one that will enlighten and enliven your heart, reawaken your emotional side to love yourself and others greater than ever before. The Poetry Man, will have you believing in dreams and miracles again regardless of what is transpiring in the world today. For readers 18 to 108. A love story about two people who meet on a plane, Michael Langston is an aspiring author, Felicia Stouffer is the CEO of her own advertising firm. The main settings are San Francisco, Sausalito, and Victoria, BC. Michael has left his wife to pursue his dream of writing a book, Felicia's husband committed suicide four years ago. A friendship is built from the moment they meet and develops into a loving relationship. While extremely attracted to one another they abstain from a physical relationship until Michael and Felicia are free from their past lives to give themselves wholly to one another. The love scenes are tastefully portrayed and truly romantic. The characters bring you into their lives, past, present and future. The Poetry Man captures the readers emotions at every level. Each scene is so colorful and vivid, the reader will be transcended into each page of the book as if they are watching the lives of the characters unfold on a movie screen. The reader will be in the front seat as the main characters journey throughout San Francisco, Sausalito, Oregon, Washington, England, Victoria, BC and the Okanagan Valley. Loving, humorous, breathtaking, sensuous, romantic, and visual describe how Rich Osborne writes his first romance novel. Michael Langston hears his calling to write as a young boy but it takes him forty years to put his dream into action. Felicia and Michael bring their relationship to a crescendo in a very beautifully written love scene. The two evolve though their trust, friendship and love for one another as they build a lifetime of dreams and goals to share. Flowing from beginning to end, easy reading, and captivating ending.