Are you in the process of penning a romance? You’re smart to do so. According to the Romance Writers of America, sales from romance novels generated $1.36 million in 2009. These books fly off the shelves, even in a down economy.
If you’re wondering what elements are essential to making your romance work, I hope you’ll check out the “Five Rules of Romance” PDF on the Get Started page. Here’s a sampling of what’s in the PDF, which covers the five elements essential to making every romance live happily ever after:
Readers must meet the hero in the first five pages. He doesnβt have to be a hero right awayβin fact, many romances are set up so that the hero and heroine dislike each other at first. Yet there needs to be an intense attraction there that hints to readers thereβs more there to be explored. Pun intended.
In the future, I’ll be offering more PDFs, as well as an e-book. If there is a topic you’re interested in reading about, please let me know in the comments. I want to help writers get the information they find most useful.