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Learn how to break into the world of writing romance with On Writing Romance: How to Craft a Novel That Sells. Author Leigh Michaels, who has written many award-winning romance novels, shows you how to develop effective tension-filled moments in your story, how to write and create realistic dialogue between characters and how to avoid clichés. In addition, she summarizes important information at the end of each chapter. Not only will you find writing tips but also valuable insight into writing query letters to literary agents, and how to get published. Plus, the book has an appendix of romance publishers. Use this book on writing romance to help you improve your story and get your work seen by editors and agents!
Have ever wondered how your writing compares to others? Find out today with 2nd Draft Manuscript Development Notes. All you have to do is submit at least 50 pages of your romance manuscript. In return, a professional critique editor will evaluate your story’s premise, plot structure, pacing, characters, dialogue, emotional response, and marketability. Use their valuable insight to improve your story.
Once you have finished writing a romance novel, it’s time to take a look at the publishing process. This excerpt from Formatting & Submitting Your Manuscript focuses on how to submit and format genre novels. Learn how to format pages such as the table of contents. Plus, see visual examples of query letters and step-by-step tips for writing successful ones. This book guides you through the process of landing an agent and gives valuable insight into the publishing industry.