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Seller Notes: These Books Are Actually Brand New Books That Have More Shelf Wear Than Normal With the Covers Having More Scratches, Edge Wear, Creases And/Or Scuff Marks, But Not Having ALL Of The Defects Mentioned, Have Not Been Read And Still Have The New Glossy Finish On Both Covers
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0764525549

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English

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9780764525544

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Reference

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Leslie Wainger

Topic:

Writing Romance Novels

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United States

Publication Year:

2004

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1st Edition

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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!
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!


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.

Foreword

Introduction

Part I: Welcome to the World of Romance Writing. Chapter 1: Romance Writing at a Glance. Chapter 2: Romancing the Marketplace: Identifying Your Options. Chapter 3: Setting Up for Stardom.

Part II: Laying the Foundation: The Building Blocks of a Great Romance. Chapter 4: Creating Compelling Main Characters: Alpha Males and Fiery Females. Chapter 5: Crucial Ingredients for Every Plot: Conflict, Climax, and Resolution. Chapter 6: Setting the Scene. Chapter 7: Outlining Your Romance.

Part III: Putting Pen to Paper. Chapter 8: Finding Your Own Voice. Chapter 9: Hearing Voices: Letting Your Characters Speak. Chapter 10: Pacing: The Secrets of Writing a Page-Turning Romance. Chapter 11: Taking It All Off: Writing Love Scenes.

Part IV: Putting It All Together: Mechanics Count, Too. Chapter 12: Starting and Stopping. Chapter 13: Getting Your Story Straight: Doing Research Right. Chapter 14: Neatness Counts - and So Does Grammar.

Part V: Submitting Your Manuscript - and Making the Sale! Chapter 15: Targeting the Right Publisher (And Editor). Chapter 16: Rejection and Revision: Don't Let Them Get You Down. Chapter 17: Closing the Deal. Chapter 18: Tracing the Steps from Page to Press - and Beyond.

Part VI: The Part of Tens. Chapter 19: Ten Plots Every Editor Knows - and Why They Still Work. Chapter 20: Ten Tips for Coming Up with a Successful Title. Chapter 21: Ten Common Writing Mistakes Beginners Make. Chapter 22: Ten Reasons Why a Manuscript Gets Rejected. Chapter 23: Ten Ways to Beat Writer's Block. Chapter 24: Ten Questions Every Romance Writer Needs to Ask Herself. Index.

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