Archive for the ‘Romance Novels’ Category

re: Good Characters, Bad Hook-Ups

posted 8/9/16

Dear Editor…

I’ve got a romance in my novel, but beta readers tell me they don’t care enough when the couple gets together. They like the characters themselves, though. Suggestions?

R.

Click here to read the answer...

Revision Week: Marie Force

posted 6/3/16

Dear Readers…

Revision Week ends with a flourish thanks to the fabulous Marie Force, author of some of our favorite contemporary romance series. Marie has sold more than five million copies of her books worldwide, some self-published, others traditionally published. She is talented, prolific, and here to give us a glimpse into her process. Today also brings us to the grand finale giveaway: a Free Full Manuscript Edit by the Editor. Read the full post for giveaway details and Marie’s interview.

Click here to read the answer...

re: Writing a Romantic Scene for a Novel That’s Not Romance

posted 8/19/15

Dear Editor…

I need your help! I’m writing a book, and I don’t know how to incorporate a romance scene without making the whole book a romance. It’s a YA Novel, and I don’t want to ruin the book.

Sincerely,
H.

Click here to read the answer...

re: How Can I Make Readers Cry?

posted 10/20/14

Dear Editor…

I cried when I wrote my romance manuscript. My beta readers aren’t crying. What am I doing wrong?

Sincerely,
Boo-Hoo

Click here to read the answer...

Revision Week: Laura Griffin

posted 3/26/13

Dear Readers…

DearEditor.com’s Revision Week continues with New York Times bestselling author Laura Griffin. Laura has written eleven award-winning novels, six of them in the popular Tracers series. She’s just put the finishing touches on the seventh book in the series, Exposed, which will release on June 25.

Please join Laura and The Editor for Day 2 of Revision Week, and find out how to win today’s “Free Partial Edit” from The Editor.

Click here to read the answer...

re: Help! Unromantic Me Can’t Write Romantic Scenes

posted 1/31/13

Dear Editor…

I’m trying to write a romantic scene for a YA novel that I’m writing but I’m the most unromantic person I’ve ever met. Do you have any advice as to how I can get over my unromanticness and write good romance scenes?

Sincerely,
Taylor

Click here to read the answer...

re: Tips for Writing Romantic Scenes that Aren’t Cliche?

posted 7/11/12

Dear Editor…

The romantic parts in my YA novel are hard to write. They sound corny and feel cliche. Help?!

Elle S.

 

Click here to read the answer...

re: Tips for Non-Corny Romance Scenes?

posted 4/20/12

Dear Editor…

I am having trouble writing the romantic parts of my YA novel.  They sound kinda corny and feel cliché. Any advice?

Sincerely,
Struggling with the Smoochie Stuff

Click here to read the answer...

re: What’s So Wrong with UN-Happily Ever After?

posted 3/7/10

Dear Editor…

I’m writing my first romance novel. I think my ending is creative and powerful. My critique group agrees . . . but they still want me to rewrite it. I don’t end with the two lovers together. My group says they have to be, that a romance novel MUST have a happy ending. But that’s so predictable. Does it really have to?

Sincerely,

Desperately Seeking an UNhappy Ending

Click here to read the answer...