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Heart & Craft
ISBN -10: 9781741757217 
Australian Pub : July 2009
Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN
Subject: Creative Writing
Edition Number: 1

Heart & Craft

The ultimate 'how-to' book on romance writing written by some of the most successful romance writers in the world and edited by the undisputed Queen of Romance Fiction, Valerie Parv.

If you've ever dreamt of writing a romance novel, then this is the insider's guide for you. Valerie Parv and her co-contributors, Jennie Adams, Helen Bianchin, Daphne Clair, Lilian Darcy, Robyn Donald, Kelly Ethan, Alexis Fleming, Elizabeth Rolls and Meredith Webber - all successful romance writers - answer the questions most often asked of published authors: how do I make my characters live; my dialogue feels flat, how can I fix it; how did you begin writing romance novels; how do I make sure my book hits the right emotional heights; can I do anything to market my manuscript, and many more. There are examples of writing to analyse with the help of the contributors, lists of recommended reading, and links to interesting and useful websites.

Aimed at both new and experienced writers studying the craft, this fascinating guide will give you everything you need to know about writing romance and getting published.


“…sound, practical advice is offered. There is a common thread of practice makes perfect and a few taboos, but the art of writing a romantic novel is skilfully outlined, if that is your dream.”
~Kaye Brien – Illawarra Mercury

“…Heart and Craft offers something a little different from the usual step-by-step instructions for aspiring writers. Valerie Parv has rounded up a fantastic group of writers to share their expertise… Alexis Fleming introduces The Big O: Opportunities in Erotic Romance… provides writers with a good addition to their library whether they are published or not. Whether the reader's aim is to publish romance or any other genre, this book not only informs but motivates.”
~4 coffee cups from Venus at Coffee Time Romance & More



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