Romance Writers, do you want to:
Keep your name in front of your readers with more releases and titles?
Learn why you should write shorter in order to write quicker?
Meet and exceed your yearly writing goals?
Participate in multi-author boxed sets for increased visibility and profit?
Claim your fair share of your reader’s attention span in today’s tsunami of books by producing a series of novellas or episodic serials?
Make more money while writing less?
If you do, you must master the art of writing shorter works while still providing your readers that great experience of your personal brand of storytelling and character voice.
This book teaches you how to write an effective and engaging romance novella in a few short weeks. Learn the seven milestones that every novella must have, the difference between a novella and a novel, and how to condense a plotline from novel-length to novella.
Includes a step-by-step method, a schedule, tips and tricks, as well as pitfalls to avoid. You will be able to consistently create high quality stories that will entertain and enrich your readers and jumpstart your career to greater heights.
Sells very well without promotion because people are interested in writing novellas.
A novella is a strange creature much like a Dr. Doolittle’s pushmi-pullyu. It’s either too long, or too short, and for many, many years, publishers didn’t know what to do with them.
They were too long to be packaged in short story collections or published in magazines, but too short to produce as a full-fledged book that would justify a price high enough to recuperate the overhead of print and paper.
So, novellas languished, and writers were encouraged to go long with full-length novels, the more epic, the better.
Stephen King said he couldn’t publish novellas because “they were too long to be short and too short to be really long.” That was before the ebook revolution where publishers eyed the bottom line in terms of how much they could charge per page.
Enter the twenty-first century filled with e-readers and self-publishing.
Text messaging and instant communication have changed the way people view information. Lengthy letters were replaced by pithy emails which soon degenerated into abbreviated text messages.
Attention spans grew shorter as people multitasked between all their electronic equipment. Instant messaging, social media updates, news bites in a hundred and forty characters, and even six-second video clips all compete for a slice of a person’s active brainwaves.
Books lost mindshare to interactive video games, streaming movies, chat rooms and forums, social networking and blog hopping.
Simply put, people were too busy to read, and the tsunami of books published every week resulted in too many books to read.
Today, many readers read during unexpected downtime, such as waiting at their child’s dance lesson, or riding on public transportation. Ebook readers are available on smartphones and tablets, and it is easy to continue reading where you left off.
Already translated. Translated by MAR COBOS VERA
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