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Author Craig, Christie.

Title The everything guide to writing a romance novel book : from writing the perfect love scene to finding the right publisher - all you need to fulfill your dreams / Christine Craig and Faye Hughes
Published Avon, Mass. : Adams Media ; Newton Abbot : David & Charles [distributor], 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 305 pages)
Series Everything series
Everything series.
Contents Top ten reasons to write a romance novel -- Introduction -- Why write a romance? -- Understanding the genre -- Basic structure of a romance novel -- Writing the category romance -- Writing the single-title romance -- Before you start writing -- Mechanics of writing well -- Plotting your romance novel -- Openings-why first impressions count -- Nuts and bolts of characterization -- All-important conflict -- Mastering and choosing the right point of view -- Setting the stage for romance -- Dialogue-when people talk, readers listen -- Sex scenes and sexual tension -- Writing a book they can't put down -- Writing your first draft -- Stepping stones to publication -- That last polish -- Submitting your work -- Rejecting rejection -- Writer's life
Summary This simple guide written by two award-winning romance novelists will show you what it takes to break into the romance publishing market. The authors discuss how to: build a story from premise to plot, add a fresh twist to a classic storyline, create compelling characters, write sizzling sex scenes, research agents and markets, write a story that an editor can't reject, and promote yourself and your work
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Romance fiction -- Authorship.
Romance fiction -- Technique.
Form Electronic book
Author Hughes, Faye.
ISBN 1440521689 (electronic bk.)
160550792X (electronic bk.)
9781440521683 (electronic bk.)
9781605507927 (electronic bk.)