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Six Ideas For Your First Romantic Fiction Novel

Romantic fiction is such a large genre within the fiction writing world that is it split into several individual sub-genres. Here are six ideas for your first (or next) romantic fiction novel: * Period romance. These are set in a distinct period of history – for example, the American Civil War, World War II, Georgian or Victorian (all of which are incredibly popular). Bone up on your history before you plot your plot! * Suspense. With these your story is played out amidst a tense background, perhaps involving crime or a thriller, or even supernatural or science-fiction. * Young adult,

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Writing Competitions: Why Enter, And How To Maximise Your Chances Of Winning A Writing Competition

As a writer, or would be writer, you’ve probably seen writing competitions advertised, and you may even have thought about entering a writing competition. In this report I’ll look at entering writing competitions and how you can boost your chances of winning more competitions. First, what are the benefits of entering writing competitions? You get your work published. If you win a writing competition you almost always get your work published. Sometimes, you get your work published as a runner-up too, or sometimes just for entering. And that means you’re entitled to call yourself a published author. I can’t stress

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42 Questions Every Author Must Ask Before Writing A Book

When you want to write a book and get it published it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of all. But, before you rush ahead and start writing, it’s important to think about the practicalities of publishing a book. Here are some of the things every author should think about before writing a book: 1. What is this book about – in 250 words or less? 2. What will it be called? What other titles do I have I mind? 3. Is there already a book with the same title? 4. What similar books are there? 5. Why will my book be

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How To Get Started Writing A Novel

So you fancy writing a novel? Do you think you have what it takes to write a novel? If you fancy having a go at writing a novel …. and maybe even writing a best seller …. here are a few things to bear in mind before you start. Choose a genre Novels are heavily categorised by genre. Apart from anything else it makes them easier to market and sell. Publishers publish by genre and, generally, readers buy by genre. So choose your genre. For example, will it be a crime novel or even a thriller? Will it be romantic

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