Your romance author
super strength is—
You are a creative maven.
Your readers stay with you for life!
You don’t care that there are no comp titles for the kind of love story you’re telling—in fact, that makes you even more committed to sharing that specific happily ever after between your unique characters and the situations you toss them into.
As an author, you value independence and making your own rules. Stephen King and his “write every day” edict can suck a lemon. You’ll get to ‘The end’ your way and be rightfully proud of it, too!
Your romance author super strengths
Your author mantra
Don’t you dare try to put a label on me or my characters.
I am above and beyond boxes.
Your Intoxicating Author style breakdown
(And by breakdown I don’t mean the collapse on the daybed, fanning yourself kind … just to be clear)
Your heroine’s go to quote
“I’d love to be spontaneous with you, honey, but not right now. Maybe tomorrow I’ll be in a more spontaneous mood.”
Your perfect reader review
“What a page-turner! I thought the story was going one way, but every chapter surprised me, taking me down hallways I never expected. Give me more from this author, please!”
Your perfect day as a romance author
You wake up and spend a few minutes deciding whether today will be a writing day or not. Maybe you’ll do some research by reading a bestselling romance instead. Perhaps you’ll take yourself on an artist’s date and let new ideas flow to you. You’ll decide after coffee, knowing that you are a romance author and your process is perfect for you.
Famous characters who really get you
* Duke Simon Basset & Eloise Bridgerton from Bridgerton
* Samantha from Sex in the City
* Elizabeth Bennet from Pride & Prejudice
* Arya Stark from Game of Thrones
* Sirius Black from Harry Potter
* Bart from The Simpsons
Your hero and heroine are waiting—possibly patiently, but perhaps with aching bits—for you to tell their love story. Your readers are waiting, too, for this happily ever after that only you can write.
A love letter to your romance author personality
Dear intoxicating romance author,
I know we just met, but here’s the thing: I see you and your rebellious ways. It’s time to embrace your author personality to fall in love with the process of writing your romance.
No matter where you are in your manuscript relationship—
- at the awkward meet cute stage, still getting to know each other,
- or the delicious falling in love stage where everything flows like a chocolate fountain,
- or the heartbreaking part of the writing process when your confidence or motivation has walked away with nary a kiss on the forehead,
- or the inevitable coming back together—since this is a love story!—and the grand gesture when your manuscript shares its most precious secrets with you and cradles you until you reach ‘The end’
—you need to know that every romance author you read and love took time to figure out how to work with their stories, what their own writing happy place is, and wrote scrappy rough drafts before anyone ever saw a word of the stories that make you laugh and cry and feel…
And, that just like the two (or three of four) characters you’re creating a happily ever after story for, your own author happily ever after will probably not be found on your own. Even the grumpiest hero who believes he’ll never pair with another is eventually brightened by a sunshine-y counterpart.
Not to suggest that you are cloudy! No, no, no!
What I mean is, if you’ve been trying and struggling to write your romance on your own, your people are here for you. If you’ve had any of these thoughts, the attractive hero with the perfect teeth and just-messy-enough hair over in the corner has something they’d like to whisper in your ear. Lean in, just a little…
You don’t have to do this alone. I’ve got you. Let me help you…