Writing Romantic Fiction

This book is the product of their experience and courses they have conducted in romance writing.

Author: Daphne Clair

Publisher: A&C Black Academic and Professional

ISBN: 0713648872

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Page: 122

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Romantic novels account for half the mass market fiction published in English. This invaluable handbook is for writers wanting to succeed in this popular genre. Included are chapters on heroes and heroines, tension, focus, pace and setting.

A Straightforward Guide to Writing Romantic Fiction

The second edition of A Straightforward Guide to Writing Romantic Fiction is intended to give the reader a firm grounding in the art of writing romantic fiction.

Author: Kate Walker

Publisher: Straightforward co Ltd

ISBN: 1847161901

Category: Romance fiction

Page: 176

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The second edition of A Straightforward Guide to Writing Romantic Fiction is intended to give the reader a firm grounding in the art of writing romantic fiction. The reader is given an insight into the art of creative writing and the book contains all the basic information needed to develop a successful career. A Straightforward Guide to Writing Romantic Fiction provides all the knowledge needed to approach this increasingly marketable area with confidence.

Masterclass Writing Romantic Fiction

I never looked back oryearned for another kind of writing. I sat down inthe
romantic fiction chairand it fitted me just right. I've now written more than45 novels
– category, contemporary, historical, paranormal, women's fiction andNew ...

Author: Barbara Samuel

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473600447

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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LEARN HOW TO WRITE ROMANTIC FICTION WHICH TAKES THE BREATH AWAY. Do you want to capture the share of the fastest growing market in fiction? Do you have a compelling vision for a passionate love story? Masterclass: Write Romantic Fiction is designed for anyone who wants to write in this genre of popular fiction, whatever their focus. It is the only book available to cover the new and increasingly diverse sub-genres in romance to give insight into how to write really good eroticism, and to show aspiring writers how to gain recognition for their work. Whether contemplating self-publishing or going the traditional route, this is a smart and completely contemporary guide to writing sellable, credible and memorable romance. ABOUT THE SERIES The Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.

How To Write Romantic Fiction

'I don't write romance,' declared a friend when I was trying to persuade her to
come to a talk at the Romantic Novelists' Association. 'I write about real life.' I shot
her a wry look. 'But the main characters in your last book fell in love at the end.

Author: Sophie King

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781845285821

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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Romantic fiction is one of the most competitive areas for a writer to crack. Whether you’re a beginner or an already-published writer, you’ll find something new here.This book will help you to write novels that both sizzle and sell. You'll learn how to dream up heroes and heroines who breathe (heavily) from the page, plan plots to keep the reader up all night, find a happy ending, which is both surprising and believable - and most importantly get published!

Romantic Prose Fiction

In this volume a team of three dozen international experts presents a fresh picture of literary prose fiction in the Romantic age seen from cross-cultural and interdisciplinary perspectives.

Author: Gerald Ernest Paul Gillespie

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027234566

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 733

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In this volume a team of three dozen international experts presents a fresh picture of literary prose fiction in the Romantic age seen from cross-cultural and interdisciplinary perspectives. The work treats the appearance of major themes in characteristically Romantic versions, the power of Romantic discourse to reshape imaginative writing, and a series of crucial reactions to the impact of Romanticism on cultural life down to the present, both in Europe and in the New World. Through its combination of chapters on thematic, generic, and discursive features, Romantic Prose Fiction achieves a unique theoretical stance, by considering the opinions of primary Romantics and their successors not as guiding “truths” by which to define the permanent “meaning” of Romanticism, but as data of cultural history that shed important light on an evolving civilization.SPECIAL OFFER: 30% discount for a complete set order (5 vols.).The Romanticism series in the Comparative History of Literatures in European Languages is the result of a remarkable international collaboration. The editorial team coordinated the efforts of over 100 experts from more than two dozen countries to produce five independently conceived, yet interrelated volumes that show not only how Romanticism developed and spread in its principal European homelands and throughout the New World, but also the ways in which the affected literatures in reaction to Romanticism have redefined themselves on into Modernism. A glance at the index of each volume quickly reveals the extraordinary richness of the series' total contents. Romantic Irony sets the broader experimental parameters of comparison by concentrating on the myriad expressions of “irony” as one of the major impulses in the Romantic philosophical and artistic revolution, and by combining cross-cultural and interdisciplinary studies with special attention also to literatures in less widely diffused language streams. Romantic Drama traces creative innovations that deeply altered the understanding of genre at large, fed popular imagination through vehicles like the opera, and laid the foundations for a modernist theater of the absurd. Romantic Poetry demonstrates deep patterns and a sharing of crucial themes of the revolutionary age which underlie the lyrical expression that flourished in so many languages and environments. Nonfictional Romantic Prose assists us in coping with the vast array of writings from the personal and intimate sphere to modes of public discourse, including Romanticism's own self-commentary in theoretical statements on the arts, society, life, the sciences, and more. Nor are the discursive dimensions of imaginative literature neglected in the closing volume, Romantic Prose Fiction, where the basic Romantic themes and story types (the romance, novel, novella, short story, and other narrative forms) are considered throughout Europe and the New World. This enormous realm is seen not just in terms of Romantic theorizing, but in the light of the impact of Romantic ideas and narration on later generations. As an aid to readers, the introduction to Romantic Prose Fiction explains the relationships among the volumes in the series and carries a listing of their tables of contents in an appendix. No other series exists comparable to these volumes which treat the entirety of Romanticism as a cultural happening across the whole breadth of the “Old” and “New” Worlds and thus render a complex picture of European spiritual strivings in the late eighteenth and the nineteenth centuries, a heritage still very close to our age.

Encyclopedia of Romance Fiction

Crusie, Jennifer. “Majoring in Romance: The Romance Novel and Academe.”
Romance Writers Report 32, 11 (2012): 18–20. Dear Author. dearauthor.com.
Accessed June 2017. “Enhance Your Romance Writing Career.” Romance
Writers of ...

Author: Kristin Ramsdell

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313054051

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 466

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As the first encyclopedia solely devoted to the popular romance fiction genre, this resource provides a wealth of information on all aspects of the subject. • Provides the basics about authors, works, themes, and other topics related to romance fiction using alphabetically arranged reference entries • Offers suggestions for further reading and other works of romance fiction via reading list • Written by contributors who are scholars, librarians, and industry experts with broad knowledge of the genre

Heart and Craft

With contributions from some of the most successful romance writers, here is the ultimate 'how-to' book on romance writing, edited by Valerie Parv, author of The Art of Romance Writing .

Author: Valerie Parv

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781741767667

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 312

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With contributions from some of the most successful romance writers, here is the ultimate 'how-to' book on romance writing, edited by Valerie Parv, author of The Art of Romance Writing .

Writing Romance

Learn how to--- develop believable charactersovercome writer's blockwrite romantic scenesset up a suspenseful storyresearch your plot detailsuse your computer to write most effecientlywork with an agentfind a publishersell your book

Author: Vanessa Grant

Publisher:

ISBN: 1551800969

Category: Love stories

Page: 213

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Learn how to--- develop believable charactersovercome writer's blockwrite romantic scenesset up a suspenseful storyresearch your plot detailsuse your computer to write most effecientlywork with an agentfind a publishersell your book

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!

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.

Writing Fiction For Dummies

If you want to break into fiction writing, there may be no better avenue than to
write a romance novel. Smirk all you want, but the romance novelists are taking it
to the bank. More than 40 percent of all novels sold these days fit the romance ...

Author: Randy Ingermanson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470530702

Category: Education

Page: 384

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A complete guide to writing and selling your novel So you want to write a novel? Great! That’s a worthy goal, no matter what your reason. But don’t settle for just writing a novel. Aim high. Write a novel that you intend to sell to a publisher. Writing Fiction for Dummies is a complete guide designed to coach you every step along the path from beginning writer to royalty-earning author. Here are some things you’ll learn in Writing Fiction for Dummies: Strategic Planning: Pinpoint where you are on the roadmap to publication; discover what every reader desperately wants from a story; home in on a marketable category; choose from among the four most common creative styles; and learn the self-management methods of professional writers. Writing Powerful Fiction: Construct a story world that rings true; create believable, unpredictable characters; build a strong plot with all six layers of complexity of a modern novel; and infuse it all with a strong theme. Self-Editing Your Novel: Psychoanalyze your characters to bring them fully to life; edit your story structure from the top down; fix broken scenes; and polish your action and dialogue. Finding An Agent and Getting Published: Write a query letter, a synopsis, and a proposal; pitch your work to agents and editors without fear. Writing Fiction For Dummies takes you from being a writer to being an author. It can happen—if you have the talent and persistence to do what you need to do.

On Writing Romance

For those new to the genre and/or to writing, this book provides a starting point for developing the skill set essential to writing a best-selling romance novel.

Author: Leigh Michaels

Publisher:

ISBN: LCCN:2006024635

Category: Romance fiction

Page: 264

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For those new to the genre and/or to writing, this book provides a starting point for developing the skill set essential to writing a best-selling romance novel. On Writing Romance is a thorough reference that will provide readers with detailed descriptions of more than 20 subcategories within the romance genre, tips for avoiding cliches, specific instruction for creating the perfect romantic couple, guidelines for drafting those all-important love scenes, submission information for breaking into the genre, and much, much more.

Writing a Romantic Novel

Teach Yourself Writing a Romantic Novel takes a new look at writing romance.
With tips from writers as well-known as Joanna Trollope, Celia Brayfield, Iris
Gower and many others, Donna Baker takes you through each step of the way,
from ...

Author: Donna Baker

Publisher: Contemporary Books

ISBN: 0844200212

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 162

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Romantic Conventions

Traditionally, romance novels have a reputation as being no more than trashy, sex-filled fantasy escapes for frustrated housewives.

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.

Romantic Screenplays 101

Here is a book that translates the principles of romantic fiction and research into a viable romantic screenplay for that box office hit that will be a must-see film.

Author: Sally J. Walker

Publisher: Untreed Reads

ISBN: 9781581249569

Category: Electronic books

Page: 96

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The romance fiction industry thrives on relationship storytelling thattitillates, enthralls, satisfies its aficionados. Here is a book that translates the principles of romantic fiction and research into a viable romantic screenplay for that box office hit that will be a must-see film. Explanations include the difference between a love story and a romance, the Relationship Plane, the Steps of Intimacy, romance's unique characterization requirements, romanceas main plot vs. subplotand much more. What the Reviewers say ... "I plan to keep Romantic Screenplays 101 within reach on my desk at all times. Romantic Screenplays 101 should be a requirement in all writing classes and for all writers, both the novice and the professional. Ms. Walker's manual demonstrates step by step not only how to construct a romantic screenplay but, more importantly, why the writer constructs a romantic screenplay in this fashion. (The man who knows how will always have a job; the man who knows why will always be the boss.) I plan to source back to Romantic Screenplays 101 not only when I am caught in a quagmire of writing but also in my personal relationships-the book is just that downright invaluable in all areas." -Parris Afton Bonds, best selling author and one of seven founding members of RWA This title is published by The Fiction Works and is distributed worldwide by Untreed Reads."

Writing Romance

This book will show you everything you need to know to successfully break into the romance writing market, from planning and plotting your story to editing and selling your manuscript.

Author: Vanessa Grant

Publisher: Self Counsel Press

ISBN: 1551807394

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 309

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This book is for everyone who has ever read a romance novel and thought, "I could write that!" Considering that over half of all mass-market fiction sold in North America is romance novels, generating more than $1.2 billion per year, writing about love can be big business!From plot and characterization to editing and selling your manuscript, this reader-friendly book shows you how to realize your creative dream and make money, too.Writing Romance is written by the author of 30 romance novels. This new edition has additional chapters on how to write novels in niche romance subjects, such as erotica and Christian romance.The book features many examples from published works and a helpful resource section.

Women s Gothic and Romantic Fiction

Among other things , they caution writers to take the fiction as seriously as the
readers do , suggesting that condescension is the surest road to failure . A similar
book , Claire Ritchie ' s Writing the Romantic Novel , is another handbook for ...

Author: Kay Mussell

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:39015005208486

Category: Social Science

Page: 157

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"Anyone who has ever tried to assist a patron doing research in this field will welcome this bibliographic essay. . . . Most libraries will want and use this book." Library Journal

Writing the Great American Romance Novel

With extras such as a list of publishers, a sample press release, a sample synopsis, and much more, this book is must-have for any aspiring romance writer passionate about writing. • Romance accounts for $1.2 billion in sales and 55 ...

Author: Catherine Lanigan

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1581154550

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 213

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The most complete guide to writing romance novels, getting them published, working with editors, agents, and publicists, and promoting your novel once it's out! Extras include a list of publishers, a sample press release, a sample synopsis, and much more.