Writing the Christian RomanceBook - 2007
Craft Compelling, Salable Romances With a Christian Worldview
Every novel needs believable characters, strong plot lines, and universal themes-and Christian romance is no exception. This unmatched resource by award-winning novelist Gail Gaymer Martin will help you master basic fiction writing skills, while ensuring your story meets and exceeds the standards of the Christian market. It comprehensively covers the special techniques and elements of the Christian romance novel, as well as how to sell your finished product to a publisher. Through detailed step-by-step instruction, examples from successful Christian romances, and practical exercises, you'll discover how to:develop a story that includes personal, romantic, and spiritual growth incorporate prayer and spirituality into your story use introspection to fully develop characters' relationship with God discuss issues of sin and forgiveness in believable ways present sexuality realistically, but from a Christian viewpoint
Martin's exercises will help you apply what you've learned so that you are actively becoming a better writer and can work toward your goal of a finished romance. She'll also teach you the different options for romance publishing-a single title or a category romance-and help you decide what you want to write and who to market it to. Because it covers so much, Writing the Christian Romance will help you create a beautiful romance made even more meaningful because of its openness to God's love.