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Writing a Romance Novel For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-7645-2554-4
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384 pages
May 2004
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Foreword.

Introduction.

Part I: Welcome to the World of Romance Writing.

Chapter 1: Romance Writing at a Glance.

Chapter 2: Romancing the Marketplace: Identifying Your Options.

Chapter 3: Setting Up for Stardom.

Part II: Laying the Foundation: The Building Blocks of a Great Romance.

Chapter 4: Creating Compelling Main Characters: Alpha Males and Fiery Females.

Chapter 5: Crucial Ingredients for Every Plot: Conflict, Climax, and Resolution.

Chapter 6: Setting the Scene.

Chapter 7: Outlining Your Romance.

Part III: Putting Pen to Paper.

Chapter 8: Finding Your Own Voice.

Chapter 9: Hearing Voices: Letting Your Characters Speak.

Chapter 10: Pacing: The Secrets of Writing a Page-Turning Romance.

Chapter 11: Taking It All Off: Writing Love Scenes.

Part IV: Putting It All Together: Mechanics Count, Too.

Chapter 12: Starting and Stopping.

Chapter 13: Getting Your Story Straight: Doing Research Right.

Chapter 14: Neatness Counts — and So Does Grammar.

Part V: Submitting Your Manuscript — and Making the Sale!

Chapter 15: Targeting the Right Publisher (And Editor).

Chapter 16: Rejection and Revision: Don’t Let Them Get You Down.

Chapter 17: Closing the Deal.

Chapter 18: Tracing the Steps from Page to Press — and Beyond.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 19: Ten Plots Every Editor Knows — and Why They Still Work.

Chapter 20: Ten Tips for Coming Up with a Successful Title.

Chapter 21: Ten Common Writing Mistakes Beginners Make.

Chapter 22: Ten Reasons Why a Manuscript Gets Rejected.

Chapter 23: Ten Ways to Beat Writer’s Block.

Chapter 24: Ten Questions Every Romance Writer Needs to Ask Herself.

Index.

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