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Writing Romance, 3rd Edition

Writing Romance, 3rd Edition    
Format Softcover + CD-ROM
Catalogue No. 1-55180-739-4
Pages 310
Language English only
Price $24.95
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Written by Vanessa Grant.
Published by Self-Counsel Press, 2007.


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. Writing Romance 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 is included which contains an 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 and two e-books.

System Requirements:
  • CD-ROM drive
  • MS Word and Excel or compatible software
  • A current web browser
  • MS Windows 95, 98, ME, NT4, 2000, or XP
About the author: Vanessa Grant is the successful author of thirty romance novels for Harlequin and Zebra books. A popular international lecturer, Grant has given workshops on many aspects of romance and fiction writing. She has sold over 10 million books.

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This page last modified: May 16, 2007

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