3 acts

Guest Post: Writing Romance

I would like to welcome Brooke E. Wayne to my blog. Brooke is a close friend, writing partner, travel buddy, and confidant of mine. We regularly bounce ideas off one another to keep each other inspired. She has a fabulous take on how to write romance in three acts and twelve beats.

In fact, she even allowed me to use some of her poetry in my creative writing workbook, Prompt Me Romance. Brooke’s specialty is romance, so I asked her over her to share some of her expertise. Here’s how to write romance, utilizing the classic three act structure, broken into twelve beats to drive your story forward.

Author Brooke E. Wayne

WRITING ROMANCE: THREE ACTS,  TWELVE BEATS

“The writer’s job is to get the main character up a tree and then once they are up there, throw rocks at them.” ~ Vladimir Nabokov

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