Secrets Uncovered

Secrets Uncovered is a collection of blog posts from Mills and Boon editors and authors on writing romance novels. Have I mentioned it’s a free ebook at Amazon?

It’s also very informative. I have a feeling it’s based on the most common (disappointing) mistakes us writers make in our rejected manuscripts. Characterisation, plot, dialogue (apparently you can never have too much), a whole raft of issues are covered. The friendly style almost–but not quite–disguises the tough demands of writing for Mills and Boon.

I learned a lot reading this, not least, finding words for something I’ve known but never really been able to express. Writing category romance novels is about respecting romance conventions, but not relying on romance cliches.