Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Liz Fielding's Little Book of Writing Romance
It seems to have taken forever to launch my latest project, but it's finally available on Kindle and will be appearing on other platforms in the next day or two.
I'm just about managing to contain my excitement long enough to tell you that this little book is a primer - an entry level aid for the writer who has a story to tell, but is struggling to get it out of her head and onto paper. To quote the theme song for the movie of Erich Segal’s bestselling book Love Story, “How do you begin. . . ”
I know how that feels, I’ve been there and I have written the book I wish I’d had when I was starting out.
My purpose is to explain, in the simplest terms — no jargon! — and using examples from my own work, how to make the transition from the story in your head to words on paper. How to write a compelling opening, deepen conflict, write honest emotion, hopefully with a touch of humour to leaven the mix. How to write crisp dialogue, develop the romance, add a little sizzle.
Following last week's draw, five names were drawn from the magic hat and
are already reading it, or will have it on their computer in the next few days.
For the moment it's at a special price of £2.45 in the UK and under $4 in the US (at least it was when I caught a glimpse of the price - they won't let UK residents see the price on the US site for some reason) largely because Amazon have got it wrong, so if you're thinking of buying it, it's probably a good idea to do it quickly before they sort it out!
If you have any questions, please ask.