How to Write Romance Novel – the Beginner’s Guide

Jasmina Lozevska August 23, 2015 Comments Off on How to Write Romance Novel – the Beginner’s Guide

All beginners are wondering how to write a romance novel that people will like. Some writers spend even years writing their first novel and never manage to finish the first draft. That’s because they are always redoing things in their book and are never completely satisfied with the outcome, because they don’t know what is good and what’s not. So, first forget about procrastination and get down to work.

You need to set a deadline for the first draft and set a time of the day when you are going to work. It is best to write at least two hours a day. That’s for starters, since as you get better you will want to write more without pausing. You need to remove all distractions and sit in a quiet room. Before you start writing you need to have a clear concept of what the novel will be like. You need to have all your actions in mind and have the characters developed.

If you are wondering how to write a romance novel plot and how to define the characters, don’t worry, we have the answer.

It is essential that you do a thorough research before you start writing. You need to get a pad and start writing down the characteristics of every character. Each person needs to be consistent with its personality and you can’t change the way the characters feel. Read a little bit psychology and learn more about the human nature. Learn how people handle different situations and how they react depending on their personality.

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Another important tip: read as many romance novels as you can. The idea is not to copy someone else’s work, just the opposite. You have to learn about other writers’ styles and the way they develop the action so you can find your own unique writing style. Note down the actions that want to happen in the book so you don’t miss out on something.

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Once you are done developing the personalities of the characters you can start writing. Write as often as you can and don’t go back to correct something. Keep on going until you have finished the first draft. Pay attention to details and actions because that’s what makes a romance novel tick.

When you are done with the first draft you can go back and first correct the plot holes and actions that are not adequate for a romance book. When you are satisfied with the course of events in the book and the characters and their way of thinking and doing thing, you can go back once again and start proofreading. Correct any grammar and punctuation mistakes you can find.

When you are done you can hire an editor to review the book once more because you as the writer may miss some small mistakes. If you don’t have the money, then ask a friend to do that for you. After that, the romance novel is ready to be published.

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