This book will show you everything you need to know to successfully break into the romance writing market.
This is intended for a global audience.
Number of pages: 324
Product Description for Writing Romance:
- Create a romance bestseller
- Write romantic scenes from start to finish
- Get in on the big business of writing romance!
- Realize your creative dream and make money, too!
Romance novels represent one of the most lucrative genres in book publishing—making up over half of all mass market fiction sold in North America and generating more than $1.2 billion a year. This book will show you everything you need to know to successfully break into the romance writing market, from planning and plotting your story to editing and selling your manuscript. Whether you're excited by classic love stories or steamy erotic romances, there’s a market for your love story. Let Vanessa Grant coach you in the process of getting from idea to finished novel. Learn how to:
- Develop characters your readers will care about
- Write sensual and romantic scenes
- Set up a suspenseful story
- Research your plot details
- Use your computer to write efficiently
- Work with an agent
- Find a publisher
- Sell your book
Writing Romance includes contributions from popular romance authors Jo Beverley, Mary Jo Putney, Gail Crease, E. C. Sheedy, and others writing about subgenres of the romance field: historical romances, paranormal romances, romantic suspense, erotic romances, and more. A CD-ROM jam-packed with helpful templates, audio files, and two e-books is also included. Highlights of the CD:
- Excel template for tracking character history and timelines
- Trial version of MuseNames character-naming software
- Bonus MP3s from Vanessa Grant’s seminars on writing great romance novels
- Two complete e-books
Product Specification for Writing Romance:
|Author Detail||Multi-published author and international lecturer Vanessa Grant is the author of 30 novels, and the critically acclaimed how-to book, Writing Romance, now in its second edition. Her books have been translated into 15 languages and she has over 10 million books in print. Vanessa is a popular international lecturer who has given workshops to many writers' groups in Canada and the USA. In August of 2001 she was the featured speaker at the Romance Writers of Australia and Romance Writers of New Zealand's annual conferences.|
|Size||6 x 9|
|About the CD||The CD works with all versions of Microsoft Windows: 95, 98, ME, NT4, 2000, XP, and Vista (Vista installation requires you to have Administrator rights on your computer).|
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"It’s by far the best writing book I’ve ever read. Five stars for Vanessa."
— The Writer’s Markets Report, National Writer’s Monthly
"Writing Romance is a kind of how-to-do-it-yourself romance writer’s workshop under one cover, and will reward the serious reader by [offering] helpful, practical advice so necessary to successfully break into print in the romance field. Highly recommended!"
— Midwest Book Review
"Writing Romance is a thoroughly professional guide to a business that generates close to $1 billion a year."
— Canadian Book Review Annual
"As luck would have it, now anyone can benefit from Grant’s romance-writing know-how. In Writing Romance, she coaches you on everything from naming your characters to getting an editor to read your finished manuscripts."
— Amazon.com review
Where was the editor? Review by Someone
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This is a really helpful book, but the editor really dropped the ball. The author mistakenly attributed the incredibly famous classic Wuthering Heights to Charlotte Bronte. I would hope that an editor would catch a mistake that obvious; Charlotte Wrote the equally famous (and far better) Jane Eyre. (Posted on 2/11/12)
Where did the editor go? Review by Deanna
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This i s a helpful book, but the author attributed the exceptionally famous nover Wuthuring Heights to Charlotte Bronte. I would hope that an editor would catch a mistake that obvious; Charlotte wrote Jane Eyre. (Posted on 2/11/12)
Fantastic! Review by Maria
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A really good manual for how to write Romance books and the seminars on the CD add hours of valuable information. The best book I have read on this! (Posted on 11/23/09)