How to Write a Swoon-Worthy Sweet Romance Novel

November 11, 2018 - Comment

Romance novels aren’t like other genres and hitting all the things that romance readers want can be tricky. How do you make your readers believe your characters are falling in love? How do you show that sizzle of attraction? How do you write a good kissing scene? How do you bring in the much-needed tension

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Romance novels aren’t like other genres and hitting all the things that romance readers want can be tricky. How do you make your readers believe your characters are falling in love? How do you show that sizzle of attraction? How do you write a good kissing scene? How do you bring in the much-needed tension but still have your characters flirting and getting closer? In this book, I take one of my romance novels (Acting Married) and I go through the entire novel with you, basically interrupting myself to tell you what I was thinking as I was writing the novel. It’s like watching a movie with commentary. I pull back the curtain so you can see why I started it the way I did, why I decided to put certain scenes in, and what pushes the romance forward in the book. I preface all this with what I consider the essentials of a good romance novel, and I end with my list of well-loved romance tropes that you can draw from in order to write your own bestselling romance novel.

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Anonymous says:

A book for those who don’t want to write just for the fun of it Victorine Lieske offers practical advice for romance authors who want to make money from their endeavors. She and her fellow “Writing Gals” espouse the idea of writing to market, so Victorine’s tips have been road-tested and proven to work. The way she demonstrates how to gradually amp up both physical and emotional intensity is clear and effective. I plan to re-read this gem frequently.

Anonymous says:

One of the best how-to books I’ve read! If you’ve ever thought you’d like to write a romance, this is THE book for you. Ms. Lieske uses one of her published novels to show the who, what, where, why, and how to successfully write in this genre. (two books in one!) Excellent and enlightening lessons on how to build from the initial attraction, first kiss, and the ups and downs of conflict to arrive at the happily-ever-after. I had a lot of, “oh, wow,” moments while reading this book. I can’t wait to write my next romance novel…

Anonymous says:

This book is gold I found so much helpful information in here. So often I read books on writing and it feels redundant, but as a sweet romance writer, it’s tough to get such specific information. I especially appreciated Victorine’s explanation of the one to ten levels of emotional and physical connection. She did a wonderful job explaining her process of methodically pushing characters together, having an action/reaction cycle and then having them pull back each time. It was a concept I understood, but it was…

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