The Everything Guide to Writing a Romance Novel

Have you always wanted to write a romance novel but you don’t know how to go about it? Are you unsure of how to properly plot a story, create conflict between your characters, write a sizzling sex scene, or how to put together a manuscript properly? 
In The Everything Guide to Writing a Romance Novel, romance authors Christie Craig and Faye Hughes, have created an incredibly useful book to use as your guide while writing your own romance novel. The book starts off with a brief history about romance novels and the different subgenres within romance. I particularly found Chapter 10: The Nuts and Bolts of Characterization to be extremely helpful information on how to develop a character from head to toe, inside and out. Also Chapter 12: Mastering and Choosing The Right Point of View is full of great tips on how to pick the right POV for your novel.
Writers can also learn how to deal with writer’s block, rejection, how to use the five senses to make a book come alive, and whether or not you want to find yourself an agent and how to go about it. In the back of the book is a glossary of frequently used terms in the romance genre and a large list of romance publishers that include major publishers, small presses and e-book publishers.
The Everything Guide to Writing a Romance Novel is perfect for readers who don’t know a lot about the writing industry and would like to write their own romance novel. This How to Book is the ultimate guide for aspiring writers to give them that extra push to writing a book.   Overall, the information was easy to understand and I enjoyed learning more about how to write a romance novel.

Book Blurb for The Everything Guide to Writing a Romance Novel

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.

Night Owl Reviews Oct, 2008 5.00