Saturday, April 12, 2014

Writing Inspiration: Kate Walker's 12 Point Guide to Writing Romance

PHS editor and Harlequin Historical author Michelle Styles revisits Kate Walker’s classic text on writing series romance.
Last week, Kate Walker finally published her updated 12 Point Guide to Writing Romance as an ebook. It is quite simply a masterclass in how to write series romance. A number of category authors do point to it as being instrumental in giving them the tools they needed before they sold.
Kate covers the basics as well as  advanced skills. She talks about creating emotional punch which resonates with the reader as well as dealing with sensuality and sex. She includes several worksheets and has various exercises that are designed to get you asking why.
I will always remember reading – why does the hero fall in love with  the heroine? Think beyond the obvious. The same thing goes for the heroine – why does she fall for the hero? It has to be more than he is rich and good looking.
When the book was released as a kindle book last week, it shot to the number one slot in writing craft books.  If  you are serious about writing series romance, you should have this ebook in your library.

You can learn more about Kate Walker, her books and her writing courses on her website : 

Michelle Styles writes warm, witty and intimate historical romance in a wide range of time periods for Harlequin Historical. Her next book Return of the Viking Warrior is published in May 2014. You can learn more about Michelle and her over 20 books on

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for the great review, Michelle. Just to let everyone know - the 12 Point Guide is currently on sale at an introductory price of £0.77p in UK and $0.99 in USA - but this ends this weekend. So if you want to grab this bargain, act now!