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20 Tips for Writing Romance Heroines that Readers Can Admire

Readers buy Romance novels because they want to experience the vicarious thrill of falling in love -- and usually with a man who is just a wee bit too dangerous to risk loving in real life.  Romance novels are fantasies, after all.  What…
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20 Tips for Writing Lovable Romance Novel Heroes for Women Readers #RomanceNovel #Writetip #Selfpub

Before I share today's 20 Tips for Writing Lovable Romance Novel Heroes, let's look at what keeps your target audience buying books in a $1.36 billion market that has dominated the world's fiction paperback sales for more than 30 years.  (Learn…
Writing Novels That Sell with Adrienne deWolfe
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Romance Novels: How to Write Love Scenes

Have you read a commercial Romance novel lately? I ask this question frequently, because the writers who consult me for advice – and who claim to be writing a “Romance” – are often clueless about the editorial expectations of publishing…
Writing Novels That Sell with Adrienne deWolfe

Writing Dialogue for Novels: Tips for Cursing and Swearing

I just finished reading an interesting post by a published author. This writer was lamenting the number of flaming criticisms that readers posted, objecting to the F* bomb in the author's Contemporary Romance novel. While I heartily empathize…