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Break into the biggest, most lucrative writing genre of them all!

Are you looking to get into publishing and increase your chances of becoming a successful author? Why not start with romance? Romance is the most popular and best-selling genre of all fiction, accounting for the majority of all book royalties in the United States. Anybody can write and publish a romance book with just a good word processor, some great ideas, and some passion! Although the romance writing market competition is fierce, that shouldn't stop you from getting your ideas out to the world!

This book covers an incredible variety of romance writing strategies, techniques, and secrets that can help you climb to the top of the rankings. Even if you already have the next best idea for romance, it is equally as important to write a well-structured, well-planned book! In this helpful guide, you will discover exactly what you need to do, step by step, in order to be successful.

Learn how to take your idea from good to great and start earning royalties now!

Here is a preview of what you'll discover....

  • Things to do to prepare for romance writing
  • How to pick the right subgenre of romance
  • The importance of your setting
  • How to write stunning dialogue and love scenes
  • The five key elements of romance writing
  • The roles of your hero and heroine
  • How to develop unique characters
  • Romance story goals and ideas
  • How to write the ending your readers want
  • Much, much more!

What are you waiting for? If you are still reading this, you are obviously motivated to get all the benefits this book has to offer. Stop thinking and take action.

Get your copy right now!

©2015 Alessandra Bancroft (P)2015 Alessandra Bancroft

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Learn How To Write Romance In A Snap!

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When the book says that romance is the most lucrative self-publishing genre of them all, they aren't joking. However, like anything else that gets popular, the romance genre is swollen to bursting with half-baked, or downright bad novels.<br/><br/>Don't nip your reputation in the bud by pushing out a piss-poor project. This book is currently teaching me how to write my first romance novel and it really couldn't be easier!<br/><br/>So whether you just want to impress your friends, or whether you want to become an award winning author, resources like this are here for you!

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

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Good Reference for Anyone Writing Romance

What made the experience of listening to Writing Romance: The Top 100 Best Strategies for Writing Romance Stories the most enjoyable?

The common sense tips on writing a romance novel are wonderful. Ms. Bancroft explained things like the 5 essential elements of a romance book and how to be sure your book actually is one. There is a fine line between romance and other genres these days and this book explains the sub genres in the world of romance in an easy and informative way.

Who was your favorite character and why?

There are no characters as this is a non fiction book.

What does Dara Rosenberg bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Ms. Rosenberg has a wonderful voice with great inflection. She made the spoken word sound interesting and easy to understand.

What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

I hope I remember everything. The book had so many good pointers about becoming a romance writer or about perfecting what you already have done. I believe I liked the questions you should ask yourself concerning character development because they can definitely make sure you develop a believable and real character.

Any additional comments?

This book should be available to every romance writer out there because of its great tips. It gives you everything from plots and plot twists to character development and how to write an acceptable sex scene. It has everything any writer needs to know about writing romance.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

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Conquer the art of writing romance

Everyone loves a good romance novel (whether they want to admit it or not), but writing once can be quite difficult. Learn to develop strong characters, backstories, settings and plots in a way that speaks to readers and drastically increases your chances of getting published. From step one to completion of the book, you'll learn how to write excellent dialogue, the 5 elements of romance writing and much more. This is a must-have for all romance writers looking to break away from the norm and into the lucrative market of romance writing.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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I Am Ready to Write My Historical Romance

If you could sum up Writing Romance: The Top 100 Best Strategies for Writing Romance Stories in three words, what would they be?

Informative: There are so many important details when writing a romance story.<br/><br/>Sincere: I use this word because every word that was said in this book was truly meant by the author.<br/><br/>Knowledgeable: The author of "Writing Romance" has to have written many books, because every aspect of her style is included in this book. <br/> <br/>

What was one of the most memorable moments of Writing Romance: The Top 100 Best Strategies for Writing Romance Stories?

The most memorable moments from "Writing Romance" is when the narrator spoke of character conflict and romantic goals. I have been wanting to write a short story built on a romance that begins during World War II. I realized that my conflict is external, and the story will center on forbidden love. I also liked when the information on naming your characters, and how you should use names common to that place and time.

What about Dara Rosenberg’s performance did you like?

I really enjoyed when Dara Rosenberg gave examples to explain her information, but I really enjoyed her using the movie "Shrek" to explain the heroine/hero and the protagonist.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Unfortunately, I needed to split "Writing Romance" into 2 sittings for it was 3 hours long.

Any additional comments?

I am just so excited to know what I need in order to begin my first short story. As I listened, I could picture my story playing out in my mind.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Pretty good for an overview of how to write a novel/story

This was a good overview into general
story writing or novel writing with some romance tips thrown into the mix.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Make Your Romance Stories Sparkle!

Sometimes it's hard to find inspiration and instruction on how to make your stories sound just right. Romance can be difficult because it requires bringing out the real feelings of people and putting them on paper so that they make readers feel that same way. I like this booik because it is very insightful and helpful in this area. If writing romance is your thing, this is the book to choose!

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Finally ready to start my Romance novel!!!

If writing romance stories is something you have always been passionate about, but have never found the best way to start you can’t go wrong with this book! There are so many different strategies included in this book, all you need after finishing this book is the drive to begin your own story! This book will not just help you with writing a romance story, but it can open your mind to create stories you never imagined possible. I am ready to begin my journey towards writing my best-selling romance novel, and couldn’t be more excited after what this audiobook has opened my mind to!

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Super helpful for anyone writing romance stories!

This audio is really great and filled with tons of ideas. It really got my brain going with all the possibilities! Not only where there lots of tips for writing better, but also great tips for setting up your work station, getting in the flow state to write along with a variety of plot ideas and strategies for producing higher quality content. Great narrator as well. Highly recommended to anyone who wants to explore romance writing!

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Want to write romance? Try this!

Would you listen to Writing Romance: The Top 100 Best Strategies for Writing Romance Stories again? Why?

yes

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I would listen to this book again because it teaches you many tips on how to write a romance book or novel. Whether your new or old to writing, this will give you some great writing tips for romance. If you have any questions, this book is the answer for you. Try it out and find your story plot errors you might have.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

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Eat Blueberries and Flax Seeds and Clean Your Desk

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Okay. There is some decent advice here, but you have to get past worthless, irrelevant information about eating more fruits and vegetables and keeping your desk clean to get to what the title promises. Annoying.

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  • allen
  • 08-16-15

recommended for any aspiring romance writer

Where does Writing Romance: The Top 100 Best Strategies for Writing Romance Stories rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Hmmh i would say 4/15.

What other book might you compare Writing Romance: The Top 100 Best Strategies for Writing Romance Stories to, and why?

this is this book i read about writing fictional stories i guess by Ace McCLoud. This book is equally helpful

Which character – as performed by Dara Rosenberg – was your favourite?

this is more of a guide than a story. though there is a story in the introduction without a character

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

From pen to Paper with love

Any additional comments?

This book is recommended for Romance writer both young and adults

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Oliver Sadler
  • 08-15-15

Wonderful Guide to Writing Romance

This was a thoroughly enjoyable and interesting guide to writing romance. Ms Bancroft covers everything you could think of when it comes to preparing yourself to enter the world of romance novels and I learnt so many key ideas specific to the genre.

From advice on choosing the correct romance sub-genre to creating a great heroine and hero it is invaluable for aspiring writers. The way the author teaches you how to set perfect romantic outlines like the first meeting, break-up and resolution is must-read material.

The best part though is where you learn how to build sexual tension with your words and write love scenes. The author is so descriptive and helpful with her advice as she takes you through the steps.

A perfect guide to writing romance stories and an invaluable resource for writers.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Alison Campbell
  • 08-19-15

Truly useful guide to writing romance

This audiobook is a thorough expose of the art of writing romance. I have written profusely (and been published) in the sphere of non-fiction and am about to embark on my first creative non-fiction story. Whilst this book is specifically about romantic fiction, many of the strategies can be usefully transferred to writing about romance in creative non-fiction, therefore, I found it useful and felt that is covered a lot of ground.

There are detailed discussions about all aspects of writing romantic fiction, from character development to creating tension between characters, writing convincing dialogue and erotic scenes. But beyond this, there are many aspects of this book that would apply to writing any fiction, as the book covers more general aspects such as scene-setting, showing not telling, creating a good beginning/end and so on.

The performance is a little 'clipped' but Dara's pronunciation is really clear and easy to listen to, which helps in digesting such a quantity of information. Regardless, I don't think this is a one sitting audio and I listened in two longish sessions with breaks.

Well worth reading if you would like to try your hand at writing romantic fiction, creative non-fiction that involves a romantic relationship, or novel writing that includes any kind of romantic development as part of the storyline.

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  • Katie
  • 05-10-16

Amazing Romance Writing Tips

I've always wanted to have a go at romance writing but I never knew where to begin. This book was a perfect starting point. I didn't realise there were so many things to consider and the five elements of romance it introduced me to were so helpful! I'd definitely recommend to anyone who wants to have a go at writing romance!

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  • Kate Reuyan
  • 02-08-16

Just What I Needed to Start Writing Romance Books!

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This book has given me so much information about how to start writing a romance book that it has inspired me to write one (or maybe a few)! I used to think that writing is hard and impossible as you need to use your imagination in order to come up with something interesting which is something I am not good at. I never knew that this book is all I needed to kickstart my journey to being an author! <br/><br/>This book contains a lot a of tips and strategies to give you a good start such as things to do to prepare romance writing, how to pick the right subgenre of romance, the importance of your setting, how to develop unique characters, and many more!<br/><br/>If you are thinking of writing romance, then I recommend this book to you!

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  • Joanna JC
  • 02-03-16

Professional tutorial how to write romance

What made the experience of listening to Writing Romance: The Top 100 Best Strategies for Writing Romance Stories the most enjoyable?

Using a technique: “show don’t tell”. I like the example how a husband is preparing himself for celebrations of the wedding anniversary. Instead of just describe what happened, better way is to show how nervous and excited he is, what is his body language and gesture. Also shows calendar and how intense he is looking at it with important date is better than he is just write it directly.

What other book might you compare Writing Romance: The Top 100 Best Strategies for Writing Romance Stories to, and why?

"Writing Romance" is similar to "Writing fiction" and "Writing fantasy" by Blaine Hart. All three audiobooks contains tips how to organize your writing, how to be creative and full of new ideas, how to contact with publishers, what kind of techniques use to attract your readers, how to planing your writing routine and stay healthy and energetic.

Which character – as performed by Dara Rosenberg – was your favourite?

"Writing romance" doesn't t present certain characters but includes tips how to create them. Show internal and external conflicts between main characters, how it develop, what kind of emotions it involve, what motivation have characters and what they want from life. The most popular conflicts involve love, secrets, ambitious and career, money, style of life and sexual affectation. Make your conflict vivid, realistic and show how it is affect personal development of heroes. Chang of main character helps you to shape the end of the story.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes, I was very engaged and curious how to write about sexual relationships in romance, what kind of language and vocabulary to use. It definitely depends of the age of your readers and their preferences Some of them prefer just gentle and symbolic language like looking into eyes, holding hands or kissing. Others enjoy more passionate and descriptive scene of sex. So if writer wants to be popular must choose exactly his audience expectations.

Any additional comments?

Very interesting is a passage about how powerful is a romance in general way and what influence it has in women’s life. Like number of divorces increases because romance s show that better to break down the bad relationships that keep it and being unhappy. Romances also portray strong, financial independent and intelligent woman, and also idealize man. It is a topic for very interesting discussion. Thank you for that.

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  • kegpiece
  • 01-15-16

Helpful background into writing romance

I have always enjoyed creative writing and have been looking how I could embrace that and use it potentially as more than a hobby but something that actually could earn me some money on the side. I bought this as a guide to get me started in the romance genre as it is something I am not very familiar with.
I found this provided me with good background information on the genre and pointed out things I never would have thought of.