With more than twenty million books sold internationally, Valerie Parv has made love and romance a career. This fully revised and expanded new edition is a necessity for the bookshelves of all hopeful romance writers.
The Art of Romance Writing is an up-to-the-minute practical guide to the romance writing genre, written by the international best-selling author Valerie Parv.
Clearcut examples of romance writing show exactly what works, what doesn't and why, unravelling the myth of the formula' and highlighting the subtle differences between the lines put out by major publishers. Step-by-step, Parv explains how to create believable characters, handle dialogue, choose settings, develop workable conflicts and effective plots. There are also invaluable checklists to keep you on track every step of the way.
Valerie Parv details marketing information that explains what editors are buying today - from paranormal themes to action-adventure and inspirational, chick lit and mainstream romance. New in this edition is how to sell your book in ten minutes direct to an editor at a writers' conference, where to find opportunities and how to make the most of them.
Fully revised and expanded, this new edition will help fulfil every romance writer's dreams.
With more than twenty million copies of her books sold internationally, it's no wonder Valerie Parv is known as Australia's queen of romance and is a popular media spokesperson for all things romantic. Already a successful writer of non-fiction, Valerie has made love and romance a career, with over 50 novels to her name, translated into over twenty languages.
A qualified trainer and counsellor, Valerie conducts seminars and workshops on creativity and all aspects of the writing craft based on her two best-selling guides for writers, The Art of Romance Writing in 1st and 2nd editions (Allen + Unwin 1993, 2004) and The Idea Factory (Allen + Unwin 1995).
Valerie continues to write her page-turning novels because they affirm her belief in love and happy endings. As she says, Love gives you wings, romance helps you fly'.
Writing & Language
Table Of Contents:
Preface 1. Why romance 2. Sense and sensuality 3. Characterisation 4. Viewpoint 5. Dialogue 6. Plot and conflict 7. Setting 8. Query and outline 9. A pitch in time 10. To market, to market 11. Questions and answers Appendices Bibliography Index
Allen & Unwin
Allen & Unwin
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