Friday, February 1, 2008

So You Want to be a Romance Writer.....

On Writing Romance
By Leigh Michaels

Have you always dreamed of being the next Nora Roberts? Or did you close the last romance novel you read and say to yourself, “I could do this?” If so, maybe it’s time to stop dreaming and start doing. Before you put pen to paper though, you might want to check out On Writing Romance: How to Craft a Novel that Sells. Author Leigh Michaels has published over eighty contemporary romances and teaches writing workshops online.
Her book for aspiring authors is full of helpful advice on all aspects of writing and publishing a romance, starting with “Getting Ready to Write” and finishing up with “Submitting Your Romance Novel.” She also includes samples of query and cover letters, a list of romance publishers, and a reading list. This is a well organized, easy to follow guide to writing any kind of romance. It includes excellent examples and practical advice. If you are truly interested in writing in this category, picking up this book will be a great first step.

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