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Five Scenes Every Romance Novel Needs

Five Scenes Every Romance Novel Needs | " Family  Waves "     By Jean Alphin | Scoop.it

Romance gets a bad rap as being formulaic, and it isn’t. At least no more so than any other popular fiction genre. What romance and other genre novels do that I think gets them this label is fulfill reader expectations.

 

That, in my opinion, is a good thing.

 

So what I’m listing here is not a formula. It’s what romance readers, whether they realize it or not, expect to see in a romance novel.


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Staying in the Room with the Writing--How to Keep Yourself from Getting Blocked, Distracted, or Stopping Altogether

Staying in the Room with the Writing--How to Keep Yourself from Getting Blocked, Distracted, or Stopping Altogether | " Family  Waves "     By Jean Alphin | Scoop.it

So many writers come to writing with a deep love for books. They feel that love for books will make them able to write--almost magically. But then they learn how much work it takes to become a writer, to develop the skills and hone the actual process of writing.

 

So, we all, eventually, have to discover what keeps us "in the room" with our writing, as short-story writer Ron Carlson calls it. Why do we stop, when we stop--and what can we do about it?


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