You not eligible?
Course you are. Among other things, Stella Duffy is a crime writer. She accepted the challenge to write a M&B novel (a Mills & Boon book sells every three minutes) and found out how difficult it is to write to a formula. She didn't want to do it. Her own creativity kept getting in the way. She was told that the lovers had to meet by the end of chapter one but she wanted them to meet at the end of chapter two.
Any sensible person would say: "Okay, that's the rule, I'll rewrite the opening chapter and introduce the lovers to each other."
Not Stella. She wanted to do it her way. Didn't do her any good though. The M&B editor said her story was beautifully written and she enjoyed reading it, but she didn't offer that all important contract. Break the rules, suffer the consequences.
Now, what I want to know is can you write a steamy romance, Dick, and stick to the rules?
If not, you could try Pat Boone. Hum your story to him and ask him to sing along.
Amazon Author Central: Shelagh Watkins
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