Thursday, March 24, 2011

You, Too, Can Write A Romance Novel

If you’ve read my previous blog post My Own Trouble With Tribbles, you’ll know that I haven’t quite found my writing home—my genre. I like a challenge and don’t like to be told what to do (That’s right; I swim right after I eat). If I want to write sci-fi and suspense or even throw in a exclamation point, then I should be allowed to do so!!! Right?!!
Don’t worry, I don’t overuse exclamation points, but I am a genre hopper. I follow my instincts or the voices in my head, and sometimes that leads me away from the genre I write most often.
My first novel is women’s fiction and needs a ton of work in order for me to put it in front of an agent. It has strong romantic influences so I thought that maybe I should punch up the lovey dovey stuff and roll it into a full-blown romance. But how do I do that? I was in luck after doing some research and found a great how to video to help me along.
Take a peek and maybe you, too, can be a romance writer.






So? You got it? Are you ready? Let's write romance!
By the way, this post is not a slam on romance writing. I got yer backs romance writers. ;)

10 comments:

mooderino said...

lol. There a good one on Novel Writing in general here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9fc-crEFDw

LTM said...

I have no problem with genre hopping... I blog about my "problem" quite frequently. I think it's not until you have a hit on your hands that people try to pigeonhole you. So I say live it up while you can! :o) <3

Elisabeth Hirsch said...

So awesome! Now I just need to finish my stupid Nano.

Michael Offutt said...

How dare you try to climb out of the box that everyone places you in. (Sets down big box and labels it with a magic marker). Now this is your box. Please get inside it and never deviate from the boundaries of this box and someday die happy.

Just kidding...I'm all for staying outside of that box. Kudos to you for taking the machete and carving your own path through the jungle of life. It makes it easier for those of us who have no sense of direction to follow you to greener pastures. :)

Tombstone said...

Don't tell Angela, or anyone we know . . . but the first novel I wrote was a romance. No joke, I wrote a romance.

Kari Marie said...

That was hilarious. Write what makes you the happiest.

Trisha said...

I'm currently revising my contemp romance :) And as for finding "my genre", I'm happy to be a writer in many genres! :D

Julie Musil said...

Those videos are hilarious! I've also hopped genres. I'm still figuring things out and playing around.

Deniz Bevan said...

Ha ha! The only thing is... my hero actually does help the heroine with her problem - and then they face new ones together...

Amie Kaufman said...

I'm learning all about writing romance right now--working on a collaboration that involves a lot of it. I'm having a ball, love it!