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Heart And Craft :  Bestselling romance writers share their secrets - Valerie Parv

Heart And Craft

Bestselling romance writers share their secrets


Published: July 2009

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The ultimate 'how-to' book on romance writing written by some of the most successful romance writers in the world and edited the undisputed Queen of Romance Fiction, Valerie Parv. 'If being a published author is your goal, then you have to work at it. You have to keep at it and you have to be disciplined.' - Alexis Fleming. If you've ever dreamt of writing a romance novel, then this is the insider's guide for you. Valerie Parv, the author of the authoritative and bestselling The Art of Romance Writing, has drawn together a 'dream team' of romance writers who each share their secrets to writing successful romance fiction. Valerie and her co-contributors, Jennie Adams, Helen Bianchin, Daphne Clair, Lilian Darcy, Robyn Donald, Kelly Ethan, Alexis Fleming, Elizabeth Rolls and Meredith Webber - all successful romance writers whose books have appeared on international best-seller lists - answer the questions most often asked of published authors: how do I make my characters live; my dialogue feels flat-how can I fix it; how did you begin writing romance novels; how do I make sure my book hits the right emotional heights; I don't have to edit my own work, do I; can I do anything to market my manuscript, and many more. Not only are there examples of writing to analyse with the help of the contributors, lists of recommended reading and links to interesting and useful websites are also provided. Based on the contributors' considerable experience and hundreds of published books, and aimed at both new and experienced writers studying the craft, this fascinating guide will give you everything you need to know about writing romance and getting published.

Welcome To Our Worldp. vii
Changing With The Timesp. 1
Latin Lovers and Othersp. 19
Packing An Emotional Punchp. 40
Crossing The Lines and Getting It Rightp. 63
Code Read: Writing The Modern Medicalp. 80
Tons Of Romance in the Regencyp. 95
Two Worlds: Weaving Romance with Fantasyp. 115
Keeping Readers in Suspensep. 142
The Big 'O': Opportunities In Erotic Romancep. 163
Secret Pleasures: The Heart of the Genrep. 186
A Foolproof Editing Systemp. 214
Living, Breathing Charactersp. 236
All In the Point of Viewp. 244
Speaking Of Dialoguep. 252
Thickening Your Plot and Conflictp. 260
Marketing Your Bookp. 272
The Writing Lifep. 282
Indexp. 292
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ISBN: 9781741757217
ISBN-10: 1741757215
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: July 2009
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.29
Edition Number: 1