Writing the Great American Romance Novel by Catherine Lanigan

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The complete guide to turning romances into cash. Romance novels are the top-selling genre in fiction. How can aspiring writers break into this lucrative field? With Writing the Great American Romance Novel, the most complete guide to writing that novel, getting it published, working with editors, agents, and publicists, and promoting it once it’s out! Step-by-step instruction shows how to create romantic heroes and heroines, structure a story, and write love scenes, as well as how to plan outlines, use timelines and grids, conduct personal interviews, and do historical research. With extras such as a list of publishers, a sample press release, a sample synopsis, and much more, this book is must-have for any aspiring romance writer passionate about writing. • Romance accounts for $1.2 billion in sales and 55 percent of the paperback market • The group Romance Writers of America has almost 10,000 members • Takes writers beyond writing to selling and promotion
 

About Catherine Lanigan

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Catherine Lanigan is the author of The Evolving Woman, Wings of Destiny, and the screenplay adaptations of the bestsellers Romancing the Stone, Jewel of the Nile and Tender Malice. She has appeared on numerous radio shows and is a well-known inspirational speaker at women's conferences and national events. Lanigan divides her time between Scottsdale and Los Angeles.
 
Published August 1, 2006 by Allworth Press. 224 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Romance. Non-fiction

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