This book holds the secrets of how to achieve success. Love and sex sell and you can earn your living writing about them for novels, novellas and short stories as well as serials for magazines, anthologies and websites. Romantic fiction covers everything from chart-topping chick lit and romantic comedies, through gritty sagas, sweeping historicals and smouldering erotica. In this must-have book fiction writer and creative writing tutor Sue Moorcroft draws on her own experience and those of top authors and industry experts in a guide which is humorous and informative. Do you want to know how to create emotional punch? (Or even what emotional punch is?) How to control dual time lines? Spring your work out of the slush pile? Write a tender love scene that excites passion rather than hilarity? This book reveals all.
Sue Moorcroft writes novels of dauntless heroines and irresistible heroes. She loves her Choc Lit novels as they have such looooovely covers.
Love & Freedom won the Best Romantic Read Award 2011, Dream a Little Dream was nominated for a 'RoNA' (Romantic Novel Award) and for the Best Romantic Read Award 2012. Darcie's Dilemma was nominated for Best Romantic Ebook 2012. Sue herself was nominated for Innovation in Romantic Fiction.
Other novels are Want to Know a Secret?, Starting Over and All That Mullarkey. Her most recent Is This Love? Watch out for The Wedding Proposal in September 2014.
Her first novel, Uphill All the Way, and the novellas that began life as magazine serials, A Place to Call Home, Between Two Worlds, Where the Heart Is and One Summer in Malta, are now ebooks, available on Amazon.
Sue also writes short stories, serials, articles, columns, courses and "how to" books. (Yes - she works jolly hard.) A creative writing tutor for distance learning, residential courses and adult learning, she has brought together all her skills to bring you Love Writing - How To make Money Writing Romantic Or Erotic Fiction, calling on a multitude of published writers and industry professionals to contribute their tips to the book.
A long-standing member of the Romantic Novelists' Association and past vice chair, Sue is the editor of Loves Me, Loves Me Not and Truly, Madly, Deeply, short-story anthologies written by the RNA's members, from household names to debuts.
You'll see from her author page that she's contributed to other anthologies, usually for charity.
Sue was born in Germany, part of an army family, and lived in Cyprus and Malta, as well as the UK. She's worked in a bank, as a bookkeeper (probably a mistake), as a copytaker for Motor Cycle News and for a typesetter, but is pleased to have wriggled out of all those 'proper jobs'.
Her website is at www.suemoorcroft.com and her blog at http://suemoorcroft.wordpress.com. You're welcome to follow @suemoorcroft on Twitter and sue.moorcroft.3 on Facebook. Her Facebook author page is at www.facebook.com/SueMoorcroftAuthor.