You Can Write a Romance

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Writer's Digest Books, Jul 15, 1999 - Reference - 128 pages
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Write the romance of your dreams and capture the hearts of readers everywhere. This complete guide shows you how.

&break;&break;You Can Write a Romance combines the skills of award-winning author Rita Clay Estrada and renowned instructor Rita Gallagher, the esteemed "First Ladies" of the Romance Writers of America. Together, they'll show you how to take your story from idea to completed manuscript to signed book deal - even if you've never tried to write a novel before.

&break;&break;You'll learn the genre's special categories, what romance editors are looking for, and how stories are accepted. There's also in-depth instruction on the craft of romance writing, from creating lively heroines to developing plots that are fresh and compelling.

&break;&break;Create a novel your readers won't forget. With You Can Write a Romance, you can begin today!

 

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Contents

THE BASICS OF ROMANCE
1
DIFFERENCES IN ROMANCE NOVELS
14
THE BUSINESS SIDE OF ROMANCE
21
GETTING READY TO WRITE
34
DEM BONES DEM BONES THE SKELETON OF THE STORY
43
GETTING EM MOTIVATED
65
THE HERO AND THE HEROINE
75
HE SAID SHE SAID
85
BEGINNINGS SAGGING MIDDLES AND ENDS
94
FINISHING TOUCHES
104
RESOURCES
112
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