Writing the Great American Romance Novel

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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
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Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

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Catherine Lanigan, the best-selling author of 27 books, including the novelization of Romancing the Stone, has had her work translated into more than a dozen languages. Her current project is the Angel Watch series; the latest is Divine Nudges: Tales of Angelic Intervention. She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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"An indispensable book! Every aspiring romance writer should have a copy on his or her shelf."--Walter Zacharius, Chairman Emeritus, Kensington Publishing Corporation

"Wonderful, useful, practical and wise. Of great value to the aspiring (or published) romance author, but of interest to anyone who'd like to understand more about how the publishing business actually works."--Page Cuddy Ashley, Former Editorial Director, Avon Books

"Clever, concise, loaded with practical insights and marvelous wit, this book is a must for anyone hoping that their dream of a romance novel will end up on an actual bookshelf. Ms. Lanigan weaves you through the nooks and crannies of the profession with absolute ease."--Shana Abe, Bestselling Author of The Smoke Thief

"If you want to learn how to write books that can be turned into movies, read Writing the Great American Romance Novel."--Jed Nolan, Film Producer

"Breaking into the romance genre requires talent, passion, and a concrete base of writing knowledge. Writing the Great American Romance Novel delivers a solid mix of take-away tools, school of hard knocks experience and a dash of motivation."--Georgia Durante, Author of The Company She Keeps

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