Writers Guides: An Aber Series Here is how to become a published romance writer If you want to write romance and be a professional writer then this book is a must for you. Following on from the success of the first edition of this book, which won a major award, this guide explains what is meant by romance and takes you through the process of writing emotion and conflict. The author explains how dialogue should be natural between your heroine and her hero and she explains the difference between sensuality and passion. With an expanded text and more true insider-secrets this is a must for all writers of romance, whether professional or amateur. The book explains: * How to write emotion and create PTQ (page turning quality) in your novels * How to create conflict amidst your characters and why it is a major essential component in your novel. * Why dialogue is the lifeblood of your knowledge * How to make dialogue sound realistic * How to make your characters real * How to create the required sharp focus on your hero and heroine * How to develop supporting characters that work * Why flashbacks are important in some stories and how to create them in your novel. * Why sensuality is important and how you can develop sensuality between your hero and heroine * How to pace the development of the romance that is occurring between your hero and heroine * How to write the love scene between your hero and heroine and the importance of ‘after’ * The importance of the hero and his essential ‘vital vulnerability’. * The filter role of the heroine for the reader * The heroine’s 21st Century response to conflict * How to answer the question ‘why?’
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Not only does Kate explain each of her 12 topics from emotion to the believeable happy ever after ending with a great deal of depth and clarity, she also provides lists of discussion questions to get you thinking about your novel and exercises to help improve your writing.
She explains the hows and whys of conflict, the importance of sensuality and passion as well the need to keep asking why. She even has a section that deals with coping with editor or agent generated revisions. If you are serious about romance writing, this book should be on your shelves.
Kate Walker has been a successful romance writer for the last twenty five years. So she is a fountain of information regarding category romance.
Kate Walker’s 12-POINT GUIDE to WRITING ROMANCE is perfect for writers who are targeting Harlequin Mills and Boon. However, its teachings are great for any romance writer, regardless of which publisher they are planning to submit their work to. The topics covered in it could be applied to any romance novel and sub-genre.
And the KATE WALKER’S 12 POINT GUIDE TO WRITING ROMANCE is a tremendous writer’s tool to have. It’s separate Chapters are so much help. There’s a chapter on :
Characterisation and Heroines
The Intense Black Moment
Dialogue and the
A Beleivable Happy Ending among some others.
It’s a great help to aspiring writers who can’t be present in her workshops.
A fabulous resource, almost like having the multi published Kate sitting alongside sharing her experience and wisdom with you as you write.
If you write romance, do yourself a favour and get this book. You won’t be disappointed.
If you want to write category Romance, then this book is an excellent tool to be used before you write and during the actual writing process.
Anyone seeking to learn more about writing series romance, or indeed commercial fiction would do well to read this book. Kate Walker offers practical and easily understood advice for any writer seeking to improve their knowledge of craft and to work more effectively with their own unique talent.
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