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Writing Romance

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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
Paperback, 213 pages
Published December 31st 1997 by Self-Counsel Press (first published March 1997)
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J.D.
Jan 28, 2013 J.D. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have an earlier version of this book, but I still find it to be very useful. I am a screenwriter, and a lot of the information can be used for screenwriting as well. Great "how-to" book!
Suzie Quint
Nov 18, 2014 Suzie Quint rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have a particular standard when evaluating books that purport to focus on one aspect of writing. If the book only superficially touches on the subject, spending most of the time teaching the writer the basics of writing, it’s a big, fat FAIL for me.

Based on that criteria, most books I've read that focus on a particular genre fail. Primarily I think, because there's not enough specific to most genres to fill an entire book, so they fall back to passing on general writing "wisdom." I've seen it
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Kelly H. (Maybedog)
4.5 stars rounded up.

This was surprisingly helpful despite the focus on het romance. She actually acknowledged LGBT romance although not in any dept.

On top of that, the book was actually interesting and had good suggestions about the pitfalls many people hit when writing in romance such as overwrought writing, lack of plot, and too much sex for the particular story you're writing. There are sections on plot and pacing, unique voice and viewpoint (including the bad bad bad head-jumping!), sensual
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Leah
Jun 21, 2014 Leah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Very interesting. There are some good points. I would say this is mostly for beginners, but having it tailored specifically to romance is a great benefit.
Bobbi Rightmyer
Oct 31, 2008 Bobbi Rightmyer rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Persons interested in writing romance
Recommended to Bobbi by: review copy
If you are interested in writing a romance novel, then Writing Romance is a good reference book to help get you started. Read my review here: Bobbi's Book Nook
Lauren
Apr 25, 2016 Lauren rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Easy to read and set out in categories that make it easy to follow. There is a good flow to this book making it easy to follow and understand. I picked up a lot of useful tips.
Lisa
Feb 20, 2009 Lisa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: writing, non-fiction
A valuable resource for anyone looking to write a romance. It gave me a good insight into the genre.
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