I'm so excited! I was given some money for my birthday so i used it to invest in my writing and have bought some writing books.
The first one arrived today: Kate Walker's 12 Point Guide to Writing Romance.
I can't wait to dive in and have already read the contents pages and the introduction (can you tell i'm a bit of a geek?!).
Right off Kate has said she wants this book to help with my writing so she has intended this book to be like a workshop, with mini questions at the end of each chapter. So i thought as i read and take the notes as she advises, i would post them here so you can track my progress!
Of course i won't be doing that until i have finished editing my friend's novel or i will so busy i won't be able to think straight!
What books have you read to help shape your writing career?
From Kate's website - (i have a link to her site on my sidebar!) i got the information that the book contains and have included it below :), which is also in the book. I am really looking forward to it!
The book explains:
- How to write emotion and create PTQ (page turning quality) in your novels
- How to create conflict amidst your characters and why it is a major essential component in your novel.
- Why dialogue is the lifeblood of your knowledge
- How to make dialogue sound realistic
- How to make your characters real
- How to create the required sharp focus on your hero and heroine
- How to develop supporting characters that work
- Why flashbacks are important in some stories and how to create them in your novel.
- Why sensuality is important and how you can develop sensuality between your hero and heroine
- How to pace the development of the romance that is occurring between your hero and heroine
- How to write the love scene between your hero and heroine and the importance of 'after'
- The importance of the hero and his essential ‘vital vulnerability’.
- The filter role of the heroine for the reader
- The heroine’s 21st Century response to conflict
- How to answer the question ‘why?’
Join me soon!