Are you NaNoing? How’s it going?

If you’re struggling with that pesky start…   .If you have so much that the reader needs to know before you get the good stuff, you may find my advice on dealing with backstory useful. Or for more about getting the first chapter down, there’s Grabbing the Reader on the First Page . It’s the…

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We have a jubilee!

Sixty years ago, a group of romantic novelists got together and set up an organisation to raise the status of their art. Since then, the Romantic Novelists’ Association has worked tirelessly to support not just established authors, but new writers, with their amazing New Writers’ Scheme which, over the years, has helped a huge number…

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Writing Romance: 5 Tropes That Readers Love

…if you’re approaching an established publisher it’s always a good idea to begin with something they know will sell…

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