How To Write a Romance Novel-Getting It Written and Getting It Published by Susan Palmquist

Have you ever dreamed about writing a romance novel?

How to write a romance novel-getting it written and getting it published

In this second edition of How to Write a Romance Novel, you’ll learn tips and tricks to getting your story started, completed and ready to submit to an editor or agent.

You’ll learn-

How to come up with ideas for stories

Planning your novel

The importance of the first three chapters

How to create conflict

How to up the emotion in your story

How to creating characters and dialogue to pull in your reader

How to create sexual tension

How to put together a submission package that gets you noticed

Places you can submit romance stories

Writing Prompts to fire up the muse

If you’ve ever wanted to learn the craft of romance writing but haven’t had the time or budget to take a workshop, this book offers you everything to get started.


Language: English

Keywords: writing, how to write a romance novel, writing instruction, learn to write a romance novel

Word Count: 18,000

Sales info:

This is the second edition of this book. It's sold consistently well for the last three years and although it's not always at a high ranking, I teach and tutor students and therefore students are always looking to buy a copy.

Sample text:

What is your story going to be about?

Yes, it’s going to be a romance, but besides that, if you had to describe your story to a stranger, what would you tell them?

If you haven’t already done it, take a notebook or open up a Word document and start to make notes of everything you already know about your story.

Who are the hero and heroine?

Where is your story set?

What are the goals for the hero and heroine?

What is the major conflict in your story?

What will continue to keep the couple apart?

What will be the black moment in your story?

How do the hero and heroine overcome their differences and have their happy ever after?

Will you have secondary characters?

Will you have a sub-plot?


Next write down, chapter one, chapter two, chapter three etc.

Under each of these headings, make notes about what you want to happen in each chapter.

Don’t worry if you don’t know everything at this point because rough notes are fine too.

As you work your way through this list, try and visualize key scenes and what you will reveal in each chapter.

As you make your way through your story outline, think about the end chapters.

Book translation status:

The book is available for translation into any language except those listed below:

Already translated. Translated by Agnes Ruiz
Author review:
Wonderful translator who I'd definitely use again.
Already translated. Translated by Maria De Bonis
Author review:
I highly recommend this translator. She did a wonderful job and was easy to work with. Her attention to detail was A+.
Already translated. Translated by Jo Maia
Author review:
Great translator, easy to work with and dedicated to the job, highly recommend.
Translation in progress. Translated by Cinthia Pustilnik

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