An Introduction to Romance Writing

An Introduction to Romance Writing is an easy-to-use guide that consists of ten chapters, focusing on such points as:

  • What makes a romance novel?
  • Characterisation
  • Plotting
  • Suspense and tension
  • Different sub-genres of romance
  • Business aspects
  • Rights and copyright
  • Record keeping and accounts
  • Reference material and research
  • Preparation and presentation of manuscripts
  • Synopses
  • Submitting to publishers
  • Agents and contracts
  • Various other writing techniques

This book gives highly practical advice and information, and offers exercises (some with suggested answers) to practise various important writing techniques. It should not be missed by any aspiring romance writer, and has a lot to say to any fiction writer.

An Introduction to Romance Writing is published by TPT Technical Publications in Perth, Western Australia. It can be ordered from the Australian Online Bookshop. Keep watching this page and we hope to have an ebook edition available soon.



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