“Writing Romances: A Handbook by the Romance Writers of America” Edited by Rita Gallagher and Rita Clay Estrada

Synopsis:
From Janet Dailey, Jude Deveraux, and 23 other romance authors whose works consistently hit the bestseller lists comes a book filled with the instruction and advice that writers need to create their own bestsellers in the genre.

Review:

For the aspiring romance writer who needs a little direction, Writing Romances: A Handbook by the Romance Writers of America is an excellent starting point. Divided into four sections, the business of romance is discussed in the first section, including thorough treatments More…of subjects such as agents, handling publicity, networking, and the life and times of a manuscript. The following two sections closely examine the processes of researching and writing a novel–from writing with passion to point of view and writing with a partner–while the final section focuses on writing specific types of romances, including the regency, the short contemporary, and the historical romance. All 25 topics are handled by experts in the field: the business side of romance is presented by successful agents, publicists, and editors, while romance writing is handled by bestselling authors such as Jude Deveraux, Diana Gabaldon, and Janet Dailey.

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