Edit Your Own Romance Novel
This practical, step-by-step guide will give your manuscript the structure, pace and the emotional hit today's romance readers are looking for.
This editing book will be your new best friend. It will show you the best methods for Backburning Backstory. It will make sure your romance novel has The 13 Main Scenes (and what needs to be in them) and show you how to ramp up your powerfully emotional scenes with The Staircase of Turning Points.
Delivered with Ebony McKenna's trademark friendly and funny style, this book will become your 'go-to' when planning, writing and editing your novels for years to come.
The author's self-published, self-edited book The Girl & The Ghost won the 2018 Romance Book of the Year from the Romance Writers of Australia.
Ebony McKenna writes: This book contains references to the 1939 film Gone With The Wind. It mentions how racist the film is, and I'd like to clarify that in recent years the inclusion of scenes from this film in a how-to guide is incredibly problematic. And racist. The 'happy slave' narrative is incredibly damaging, as is the 'caring slave owner'.
I need to do better and find better examples from less harmful films - and there are many examples that I can use instead, so I will be doing that in future updates.