Writing a Romance Novel for Dummies

Writing a Romance Novel for Dummies

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Paperback, For Dummies, 2004, ISBN# 0764525549
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Offers guidance in writing a romance novel and getting it published, from plot mapping and writing love scenes to finding an agent and putting together a winning submission.

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Offers guidance in writing a romance novel and getting it published, from plot mapping and writing love scenes to finding an agent and putting together a winning submission.

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 pseudonymWrite a compelling, heartfelt storyFind the right agent and publisherSubmit a manuscriptMarket your novelJoin 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/inspirationalExplains plotting, pacing, and writing those crucial love scenesDiscusses how to conduct research, assign credits, and get permissionsHelps 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

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Number of Pages: 384
Number in Series: 1
Original Languages: English
Subject: FICTION_TECHNIQUE
Author: Wainger, Leslie J. ,  Howard, Linda
Target Audience: Trade
Series Title: For Dummies
Publisher: For Dummies
ISBN-13: 9780764525544
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 7.50 x 9.00 x 0.75 Inches
ISBN-10: 0764525549
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