The Everything Guide to Writing a Romance Novel

The Everything Guide to Writing a Romance Novel

Author: Christie Craig

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781605507927

Category: Reference

Page: 320

View: 349

Every year, thousands of romance manuscripts are submitted to publishers, but only the best are eventually published. This simple guide—written by two awardwinning romance novelists—will show readers what it takes to break into this highly competitive market and will provide them the information they need to get their manuscript out of the slush pile and onto the bookshelf. Readers will learn how to do the following techniques: build a story from premise to plot; add a fresh twist to a classic storyline; create compelling characters; write sizzling sex scenes that carry an emotional punch; research agents and markets; write a story that an editor can’t reject; and promote themselves and their work. New writers, and even experienced writers, will find the solid howto information here invaluable. This is a musthave for aspiring writers who want to write the perfect love story.

The Everything Guide to Writing Your First Novel

The Everything Guide to Writing Your First Novel

Author: Hallie Ephron

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781440510632

Category: Reference

Page: 304

View: 272

For an aspiring novelist, nothing is more intimidating than a blank page or computer screen. This step-by-step guide helps you get past that hurdle, start writing, and cross the finish line to first draft in only twenty-six weeks! This guide covers the entire novel-writing process--from polishing an idea to finding an agent and submitting to publishers. This practical guide takes you through the ins and outs of writing and publishing your first book, including how to: Create authentic characters, engaging plotlines, and believable settings Edit for tone, structure, and pacing Find the right agent Market and sell your work to publishers Build a career as a novelist Complete with writing exercises, inspiring examples, and expert advice from bestselling novelists, this book is an excellent starting place for anyone interested in the art, craft, and business of writing fiction.

The Everything Guide To Writing A Novel

The Everything Guide To Writing A Novel

Author: Joyce Lavene

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781440523038

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

View: 526

This step-by-step guide teaches you the tricks of the trade, with advice on all you need to know to compete in the world of fiction. Whether you are seeking to hone your writing style, shape an existing work-in-progress, or begin the submission process to publishers, successfully published novelists Joyce and Jim Lavene give you all you need to know to set you on the fast track to fulfilling your writing dreams! This authoritative guide shows you how to: Turn your creative idea into a sellable premise Build a strong plot Create realistic characters Develop a first draft Find an agent Market and sell your work to publishers Whether you're writing literary fiction, a terrifying thriller, a sweeping epic, or a passionate romance, The Everything Guide to Writing a Novel is your essential reference to creating the next bestseller!

A Straightforward Guide to Writing Romantic Fiction

A Straightforward Guide to Writing Romantic Fiction

Author: Kate Walker

Publisher: Straightforward co Ltd

ISBN: 1847161901

Category: Romance fiction

Page: 146

View: 289

The second edition of A Straightforward Guide to Writing Romantic Fiction is intended to give the reader a firm grounding in the art of writing romantic fiction. The reader is given an insight into the art of creative writing and the book contains all the basic information needed to develop a successful career. A Straightforward Guide to Writing Romantic Fiction provides all the knowledge needed to approach this increasingly marketable area with confidence.

Beginner's Guide to Writing and Self-Publishing Romance eBooks

Beginner's Guide to Writing and Self-Publishing Romance eBooks

Author: Rachel Hathaway

Publisher: RH Media

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 47

View: 828

Are You Missing Out on the Indie Publishing Revolution? Tell us a love story! Writing Romance Novels in the 21st Century! This book is a simple beginner’s guide for YOU to get started immediately writing and publishing your first (or next) romance ebook. I want to make the process simpler for you and more direct. It’s filled with HINTS and TIPS that you can really come back to at any point while you're WRITING ABOUT LOVE, and you can jump to any section you need to for a bit of inspiration or information. I want to cut to the chase with the steps you need to take, and I want to let you know that AT ANY TIME you can put down this book and just GO start writing your romance novel or short story. (I’ll be here when you get back!) You are a writer today! We’ll discuss why you should write a romance novel, how to get started, and what’s involved with your main characters, your “world”, your storyline, and your plot. We’ll discuss everything from steamy love scenes to choosing titles and creating ebook covers. We’ll talk about editing, marketing, pen names, romance creativity, and so much more! (But we’ll be quick so you can get writing!)

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing a Novel, 2nd Edition

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing a Novel, 2nd Edition

Author: Tom Monteleone

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101198117

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 440

View: 915

A completely updated guide for first-time novelists. Completely revised to include new interviews with best-selling authors; more detailed information on writing genre fiction from paranormal romance to cozy mysteries; and everything a writer needs to know about self-publishing and eBooks to get started. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Writing a Novel, Second Edition, is an indispensable reference on how to write and publish a first novel. ?Expert author with over thirty published novels ?Includes interviews with new best-selling novelists ?Features new material on writing genre fiction and self-publishing

All for You

All for You

Author: Susan Mallery

Publisher: HQN Books

ISBN: 9780373779475

Category: Fiction

Page: 424

View: 373

Four New York Times best-selling authors present a hot collection of romances that includes Susan Mallery's "Fool's Gold," in which Fayrene Hopkins discovers that some plans are made to be broken after she has her very first kiss with Ryan Patterson. Original.

Romance Fiction: A Guide to the Genre, 2nd Edition

Romance Fiction: A Guide to the Genre, 2nd Edition

Author: Kristin Ramsdell

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610692359

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 719

View: 367

A comprehensive guide that defines the literature and the outlines the best-selling genre of all time: romance fiction. • A core collection list in chronological order • An exhaustive bibliographic listing of romance titles • Research materials and a brief history of the genre • Indexes organized by author, title, and subject

Beginner's Guide to Writing and Self-Publishing Romance EBooks

Beginner's Guide to Writing and Self-Publishing Romance EBooks

Author: Rachel Hathaway

Publisher:

ISBN: 1501443429

Category: Electronic books

Page:

View: 729

Are You Missing Out on the Indie Publishing Revolution? Tell us a love story! Writing Romance Novels in the 21st Century!This book is a simple beginner’s guide for YOU to get started immediately writing and publishing your first (or next) romance ebook. I want to make the process simpler for you and more direct. It’s filled with HINTS and TIPS that you can really come back to at any point while you're WRITING ABOUT LOVE, and you can jump to any section you need to for a bit of inspiration or information. I want to cut to the chase with the steps you need to take, and I want to let you know that AT ANY TIME you can put down this book and just GO start writing your romance novel or short story. (I’ll be here when you get back!) You are a writer today!We’ll discuss why you should write a romance novel, how to get started, and what’s involved with your main characters, your “world”, your storyline, and your plot. We’ll discuss everything from steamy love scenes to choosing titles and creating ebook covers. We’ll talk about editing, marketing, pen names, romance creativity, and so much more! (But we’ll be quick so you can get writing!)

The Everything Writing Poetry Book

The Everything Writing Poetry Book

Author: Tina D Eliopulos

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781440523151

Category: Poetry

Page: 304

View: 241

'Poetry is what gets lost in translation.' --Robert Frost Giving voice to ''what gets lost in translation'' is the challenge every poet faces. With The Everything Writing Poetry Book, that challenge just got easier. Featuring examples from works of celebrated poets and instruction on communicating your ideas, this clear and accessible reference helps you gain confidence as you find your own voice. Written by a team who each hold a master’s degree and teach creative writing and literature, this easy-to-follow guide has all you need to take your work to the next level. With this handy guide, you will learn to: Create meter and rhyme Express your innermost thoughts Use imagery and metaphor Polish your word play Find your own rhythm Work with other writers and more The Everything Writing Poetry Book helps you make the most of this rewarding craft - whether you’re a fledgling poet or a seasoned wordsmith.