"Choc full of practical advice and inspirational examples this is an essential read for writers in any genre." Mark Stay, The Bestseller Experiment Podcast
"This book is hilarious: and it will make you funnier too." Kate Johnson, rom com novelist
Do you want to write Romantic Comedy, but struggle with the comedy element of it? Are you stumped by how to inject more humour into your novel? Do you want to know how story structure is just like telling a joke? Do you want to learn these things whilst being lightly entertained and given a giggle or two?
Then you've come to the right place.
Award winning authors Jane Lovering and Rhoda Baxter have over twenty books between them (where they make a great defensive wall) and extensive experience of cramming laughter into literature. They will show you how to put comedy into your romances, and make you laugh while they do so.
This book will teach you:
The different types of comedy
The anatomy of a joke
How to make things funnier
Different uses for comedy in a novel
A simple trick to translate timing onto the page
Specificity explained through the medium of biscuits
If you're looking for an easy, accessible How-To guide to writing romantic comedy* then this is the book for you.
*Contains confectionery. Bring tea.
More Praise for How to Write Romantic Comedy
"Insightful, to the point and fun to read. Highly recommended to any budding, or indeed fully flowered, rom com author."Alison May, author and creative writing tutor
"Rhoda and Jane have done what I was always told is impossible – deconstructing what makes things funny, while still remaining funny. This book is packed full of tips and written in an easy to understand way" Liam Livings, award nominated gay fiction and romance author
"This book is a valuable tool in analyse the different forms of comedy, why they work and how you can incorporate them into your novel. I will definitely be returning to this book time and time again to fine-tune the comic moments in my writing." Kathryn Kendall,aspiring rom com writer