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Romancing the Beat

(2016)
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What makes a romance novel a romance? How do you write a kissing book?Writing a well-structured romance isn't the same as writing any other genre - something the popular novel and screenwriting guides don't address. The romance arc is made up of its own story beats, and the external plot and theme need to be braided to the romance arc - not the other way around.Told in conversational (and often irreverent) prose, Romancing the Beat can be read like you are sitting down to coffee with romance editor and author Gwen Hayes while she explains story structure. The way she does with her clients. Some of whom are regular inhabitants of the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists.Romancing the Beat is a recipe, not a rigid system. The beats don't care if you plot or outline before you write, or if you pants your way through the drafts and do a "beat check" when you're revising. Pantsers and plotters are both welcome. So sit down, grab a cuppa, and let's talk about kissing books.



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April 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Romancing the Beat: Story Structure for Romance Novels (How to Write Kissing Books) (Volume 1)
Author(s): Gwen Hayes
ISBN: 1-5308-3861-4 / 978-1-5308-3861-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Audio Editions

April 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Romancing the Beat: Story Structure for Romance Novels: How to Write Kissing Books, Book 1
Author(s): Gwen Hayes
Publisher: Gwen Hayes
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April 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Romancing the Beat: Story Structure for Romance Novels: How to Write Kissing Books, Book 1
Author(s): Gwen Hayes
Publisher: Gwen Hayes
Availability: Amazon CA   


April 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Romancing the Beat: Story Structure for Romance Novels: How to Write Kissing Books, Book 1
Author(s): Gwen Hayes
Publisher: Gwen Hayes
Availability: Amazon UK   


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April 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Romancing the Beat: Story Structure for Romance Novels (How to Write Kissing Books Book 1)
Author(s): Gwen Hayes
Publisher: Gwen Hayes
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA