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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…
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Fiction Writing Blues: Why Editors Reject Novels #writing #fiction #romance #paranormal

Why do book editors reject novels?      As a book writing coach, I answer that question a lot when folks want to know how to polish their fiction-writing after a rejection.  As strange as it may seem, even good book writing gets…
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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…
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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…
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Writing Novels with the Law of Attraction Equals Success

Ever since the third grade, I wanted to become a published novelist.  By the time I reached the age of 30, my passion for writing novels had grown so strong, that I was willing to ignore an IRS report that said the average writer earns 7 cents…
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Beware the Trolls: Never Let Anyone Crush Your Writing Dream

As a college freshman, I was excited to make the cut in my first Creative Writing course. I was the youngest student in a class full of juniors and seniors. My goal, even then, was to write commercial book-length fiction – particularly Romance…
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How to Pitch Book Cover Art and Titles to a Publisher

When you pitch book cover art and titles to a publisher, diplomacy will win you more concessions than obstinance. During the days when I was writing romance books, I quickly discovered that actual, in-the-trenches marketing experience was…