Hot, New Release, by best selling author, Rose Blume.
Three x 12 Point Plans to Writing ROMANCE NOVELS

Three Variations of the Hero's Journey for the romance writer. One of the best ever explanations of plotting a successful novel was outlined in A Practical Guide to Joseph Cambell’s “The Hero with a Thousand Faces"

Here are three variations of this successful and classic plot to suit the romance writer. Compiled by Rose Blume

“There are only two or three human stories, and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely as if they had never happened before.”

The above was stated by Willa Sibert Cather the American author who achieved recognition for her novels of frontier life on the Great Plains, in works such as “O Pioneers!”, “My Ántonia”, and “The Song of the Lark”.

In this eBook, Rose Blume has compiled the basic “Hero’s Journey” then shown how this can be used as a basis for three different types of romance novels. Examples are given of great romance novels that follow these plot lines. Any one of these three romance plots could form a starting point for your short story or novel, and a basis for your initial rough plotting plan.

As you loosen up and begin the first draft allow your characters and imagination to free you from the confines of the plan and be creative. Individuality will develop as you write your first draft. If you find yourself waffling, or running off course then pull back to the plan you have chosen.

No Writers Block.By beginning with a plan and having that known successful plan to fall back on you will never developed writer’s block.

A massive revamping blogging weekend. Remaking twenty websites. Painting with images, HTML and words. Loving it.

Watching wheat ripen and roses is my other 'difficult' activity. Life is sweet.
I hope things will be as sweat for the farmers. Wheat currently is selling doe around $305. per tone.

Last year the farmer planted Canola, this year he went half and half wheat and canola which was wise considering there is a global glut in canola that has dropped the price of canola this year.

Global glut hits canola (The Land)

Here is an old newspaper report from the Argus Newspaper of 1929 telling of how the farmers stocked up after April rains then drought came to the districts and the farmers were paying drovers to take the sheep into the roads, along the long paddock to keep them alive because the paddocks had been grazed out.

Living along side farmland gives em a wonderful experience of witnessing the cycles of nature without enduring the financial ups and downs of the seasons.
Writing is not like painting where you add. It is not what you put on the canvas that the reader sees. 

Writing is more like a sculpture where you remove, you eliminate in order to make the work visible. 

Even those pages you remove somehow remain. -ELIE WIESEL
He loves me...he loves me not?

The ups and downs of a plot make the story interesting.

I found the classic Hero's Journey' plot for someone who asked for a plot guide. This is easily adapted to suit our own needs.

I think the main thing with a plot, is not to drag the story, avoid wordiness, keep it moving forward not waffling off with side stories.

Keep the pace up all the way though.  Maintain  a variable tension, like with music, rise and fall, fast and slow, soft and hard, melody and rhythm.

Have tension in the plot, and if it becomes too tense, lighten it with a feel good moment and some humour, then increase the tension again, building to the climax.

I'm plotting a novel. One of the first things I do is write down all my plot ideas. Then I call up a copy of the Hero's Journey the hero's journey : summary of the steps This page summarizes the...
The Hero's Journey
Thank you to the fellow authors who listened to me (private writer's forum) voicing some self doubts last night and advised me. xxxx. Yes I do suffer from doubts at times.  I was also stalling in my learning curve and found this frustrating as I long to improve my writing and I can only do this if I receive constructive criticism - that - when I ask for it is the one thing I value the most at this stage of my career.
 Thank you to all who have given me this in the past.  Thank you to any who can still give me this. Please do not be concerned about offending me. I can only learn if I know how to improve and as every parent knows, they cannot see anything but beauty in their own baby and my novel is my 'baby,' and I need to know if it has any flaws I can improve.  
I am going to to 'find' new areas to learn about the art of writing, I need that learning curve to give me a buzz again.