Introduction to Category Romances. Recommended Romance Reading List -- Classification of Romance Novels -- Types of Category Romance -- Publishers' Directory -- Examples of Tip Sheets -- What Every New Romance Author Should Know: Interview / with Jacqui Bianchi -- The Meaning of Romance: Notes on the Writing of the Romantic Novel / by Violet Winspear -- Finding the Formula / by Judy Sullivan -- America's Queen of Category Romance: Interview / with Janet Dailey -- Image Making for Romance -- Research Methods for Category Romances: The Notebook System -- Phyllis A. Whitney's Remarkable Notebook -- Organizing Research Material for Category Romances / by Sara Orwig -- What You Need to Get Started: Creative Corner -- Stimulating Sensuality / by Vivian Stephens -- The Practical Side of Romance Writing / by Eleanora Brownleigh -- Plotting the Category Romance. The TORTE System -- Mixing Fact with Fiction / by Carolyn Thornton -- The Use of Theme / by Suzanne Simms -- How and Why / by Anne N. Reisser -- Determining the Situation / by Jennifer Blake -- Obstacles to Love / by Brenda Trent -- The Third-Person Viewpoint / by Marisa de Zavala -- Breathing Life into Your Characters / by Maggie Osborne -- Creating the Hero and Heroine / by Casey Douglas -- Finding the Right Names, Titles, and Careers / by Debra Oxier -- Let the Character's Words Flow / by Ginger Chambers -- Polishing the Prose. The Dialogue of Love / by Bonnie Drake -- In the Beginning... / by Jayne Castle -- Humor in Dialogue Is Tricky / by Bonnie Golightly -- A Pinch of Humor / by Elaine Raco Chase -- Narrowing the Narrative / by Lois Walker -- The Romantic Setting / by Susanna Collins -- Suspense in Romance / by Nelle McFather -- Between the Sheets. Why Women Prefer Steamy Romances: a Market Analysis of the Romance Reader for the Romance Writer (One Man's Opinion) / by Richard Flaxman -- Building Sexual Tension / by Donna Kimel Vitek -- Full-Blown Eroticism / by Alice Morgan -- Style and Usage. Beware of the Pillaging Mouth / by Donna Ryan -- Tips from a Copy Editor / by Donna Ryan -- Caveats and Don'ts / by Renée Rubin -- The Aches and Pains of Writing Your First Romance Novel / by Erin Ross -- Questions to Ask While Plotting / by Serita Stevens -- Testing Your Story -- Writing Ethnic Romances -- Category Romance Mini-Course. Preparing for Your First Romance Novel -- The Romance Formula -- The Romance Plot -- The Romance Heroine -- The Romance Hero -- How to Write a Historical Romance. Historical Romance Novels Before 1950 -- Historical Romances 1940-71 -- Recommendations for Beginning Writers / by Fredda Isaacson -- Improving Your Historical Romance Plot / by Kay Meierbachtol -- Getting Organized / by Miriam Pace -- Researching History / by Roberta Gellis -- Casting the Part of Your Reader in Historical Romance Novels / by Joan Dial -- Channeling Feelings into History / by Julia Fitzgerald -- Writing the Erotic Love Scene, or Sex Sells! / by Bertrice Small -- Building a Novel / by Patricia Matthews -- How to Write Like Rosemary Rogers / by Roseanne Kohake -- Jottings from My "Castles in the Air" Notebook-Journals / by Patricia Gallagher -- How I Create My Heroes and Heroines / by Cynthia Wright -- Writing the Sensual Novel / by Tom E. Huff (a.k.a. Jennifer Wilde) -- The Tapestry of Historical Romance / by Maura Seger -- How I Outlined Highland Velvet / by Jude Deveraux -- The Magic Touch / by Celeste De Blasis -- How to Write Like Kathleen Woodiwiss / by Roseanne Kohake -- Planning a Multivolume Saga / by Kathryn Davis -- The O'Hara Dynasty / by Mary Canon -- Writing Series and Sagas for Book Creations, Inc. / by Lyle Kenyon Engel -- An English Historical Novelist's Writing Views: Interview / with Malcolm MacDonald -- Introduction to the Other Romance Genres. Sigh, Spy, Cry, Sci-Fi -- Confessions of a Regency Romantic / by Megan Daniel -- A Lighthearted Plot / by Marion Chesney -- An Explanation of the Regency / by Elizabeth Mansfield -- How to Write Today's Gothic / by Virginia Coffman -- The First Gay Gothic: Gaywyck -- The Contemporary Romance Novel: The Woman Who Breaks Readers' Hearts -- How to Write Like Danielle Steel / by Roseanne Kohake -- Advice on the Contemporary Romance Novel: Interview / with Pamela Strickler -- Romance in Science Fiction and Fantasy -- My First Sci-Fi Fantasy / by Carole Nelson Douglas -- Can a Man Write Romance? How Can a Man Write Romance Novels? / by Mike Hinkemeyer -- Teaming Up to Write Romances. Half the Headache, Double the Fun -- How We Write Together / by June Hayden -- How to Write Teen Romances. The Teenage Formula / by Audrey P. Johnson -- Turning Teenage Fantasies into Fiction / by Suzanne Zuckerman -- Love's Literary Labors. Manuscript Preparation / by Marianne Lopriore -- Synopsizing a Novel / by Marion Chesney -- The Outline Hurdle / by Bonnie Golightly -- What Happens To Your Manuscript When It Arrives at a Publishing House / by Hilary V. Guerin -- Romance Jargon -- The Romance Novel Route -- The Literary Agent and the Book Contract -- The Author-Agent Relationship / by Denise Marcil -- List of Romance Literary Agents -- Writing Tools -- How to Write a Best-seller on a Dictaphone Word Processor / by Janelle Taylor -- Advice to Husbands: Don't Bite the Hand That Writes / by George Small -- An Interview / with Barbara Cartland -- Keeping Fit While Writing. A Writer's Regimen -- Creative Writing Tips / by Dr. Lonnie MacDonald -- To Thine Own Self Be True -- How to Promote a Romance Novel. Love Is in the, Air: TV, Radio, Media Lists, and Publicity Agents -- Tips for TV / by Velma Daniels -- The Author-Publicist Relationship / by Joan Schulhafer -- Pink Ink. Listing of Major Romance Publishing Houses -- A Publisher Talks About Romance Fiction / by Ron Busch -- Appendix. Publications -- A recommended reading list -- Researching the historical novel: a bibliography -- Researching the Edwardian novel: a bibliography .
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