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Kate Walker's 12 Point Guide to Writing Romance [Kindle Edition]

Kate Walker
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Romantic Fiction is big business. This book will provide information and advice for anyone who wants to learn how to write romantic novels.
Kate Walker’s 12 Point Guide to Writing Romance brings together all Kate’s expertise as a successful romantic novelist with over sixty titles in print all over the world. It will give the aspiring novelist the essential skills needed to master this hugely popular genre , but it is also an invaluable handbook for more experienced writers. The 12 Point Guide is more than just a how-to book; it’s also a practical workbook with exercises to help you learn the important skills she discusses, and advice on how to understand and apply the storytelling techniques demanded by the romance genre.
Topics covered in this book include:
• Creating and writing the emotion needed in your story
• Building characters that come to vivid life on the page
• Developing and sustaining the conflict between your hero and heroine to build a page-turning plot.
• Writing intimate, passionate and sensual love scenes
• Submitting your manuscript and working with editors.
Kate Walker’s 12 Point Guide to Writing Romance brings together all Kate’s expertise as a successful romantic novelist with over sixty titles in print all over the world. It will give the aspiring novelist the essential skills needed to master this hugely popular genre , but it is also an invaluable handbook for more experienced writers. The 12 Point Guide is more than just a how-to book; it’s also a practical workbook with exercises to help you learn the important skills she discusses, and advice on how to understand and apply the storytelling techniques demanded by the romance genre.

Published for over thirty years, award-winning author Kate Walker’s novels for Harlequin Presents are sold in over 50 different countries worldwide, and they regularly appear on the romance bestseller charts. She is an experienced tutor and has taught many day and weekend courses on writing romance.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1044 KB
  • Print Length: 274 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00JH0Q8DW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #142,499 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy It! 21 Jun 2004
Format:Paperback
As an aspiring romance writer, Kate Walker sent me this book. It's a very useful tool for unpacking mistakes in your own writing - given by a woman who's phenomenally successful in her chosen genre. I am now a multi 'accepted' author, Natasha Oakley, with Mills and Boon myself. What more can I say?
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Master class in romance writing 28 May 2004
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Kate Walker has done it again! She has produced a guide to romance writing that has surpassed her previous excellent effort. The book is an outgrowth of her expertise at leading workshops and guiding aspiriing Romance writers of all ages towards the goal of publication. As well, Kate draws on her expeince of writing over 43 books for Mills and Boon. Anyone who seeks to achieve that goal or who simply wants to improve their craft of romance writing would do well to buy this book.
Not only does Kate explain each of her 12 topics from emotion to the believeable happy ever after ending with a great deal of depth and clarity, she also provides lists of discussion questions to get you thinking about your novel and exercises to help improve your writing.
She explains the hows and whys of conflict, the importance of sensuality and passion as well the need to keep asking why. She even has a section that deals with coping with editor or agent generated revisions. If you are serious about romance writing, this book should be on your shelves.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Guide to Writing Romance 4 Dec 2005
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Kate Walker's guide is concise, detailed and practical. Each chapter has exercises to help the would-be author develop their own Romance story.
If you want to write category Romance, then this book is an excellent tool to be used before you write and during the actual writing process.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Paperback
If you're serious about writing a romance novel, let me recommend Kate Walker's 12 Point Guide to Writing Romance. This book has it all: thought provoking lessons, engaging questions, and helpful writing assignments. I've read at least a dozen other "how to write a romance" guides and none of them are as complete or easy to understand as Ms. Walker's. This guide has something for everyone whether you're a beginner or a best selling author. It does a fantastic job of teaching you new concepts and making you rethink old ones. It's truly the last and only "How to Write a Romance Novel" guide you'll ever need. And I'm sure it will be the standard in "how to guides" for romance writers for many years to come. Thanks, Ms. Walker, for giving the romance community such a wonderful and helpful book.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The romance writer's best friend 11 May 2004
Format:Paperback
Kate Walker has come up with another keeper. Her 12-Point Guide to Writing Romance is clear, comprehensive and practical and jam-packed full of the kind of inside information it would take a stack of rejection/revision letters to learn the hard way. The checklists are wonderful for any writer published or yet to be.
A fabulous resource, almost like having the multi published Kate sitting alongside sharing her experience and wisdom with you as you write.
If you write romance, do yourself a favour and get this book. You won't be disappointed.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By Kitty
Format:Paperback
This Guide is a comprehensive survey of all you need to know when writing
category romances, written in a clear, encouraging style that makes you want to
sit down at the keyboard right away and practise what Kate Walker advocates.
Each chapter has questions to answer, things to think about, and exercises which
start you off on the right lines.
Useful addresses and a good index complete a book which not only looks and feels
good, but should be on the bookshelf of every aspiring romance author
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