Writer's Digest Books
On Sale: December 26, 2007
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Strong romance and Christian writing communities. Romance
Writers of America has nearly 10,000 members, more than any
other genre writing association, and the American Christian
Writers Association (ACWA) has more than 70 active writing
groups across the country and holds dozens of annual
Increasing popularity of Christian romance. Also according
RWA, Christian romance novels saw a 30% increase in sales
in 2004 and now account for 11.4% of all romance novels
sold. Book Industry TRENDS 2005 predicts a 50% increase in
religious books sales, including religious fiction, over
the next five years.
Popularity of romance. According to the RWA, romance books
account for more than 54.9% of mass-market paperback
fiction sales in the U.S., and more than 50 million
Americans read them.
Writing the Christian Romance provides readers with
detailed instruction for creating a storyline that is
reflective of Christian values without being preachy, and
developing virtuous and principled characters who don't
seem laughably generic. In addition, the book will show
writers how to develop an engaging, passionate, conflict-
driven romantic storyline without the use profanity,
gratuitous violence, or sexually explicit content. It will
teach writers the three threads around which Christian
romance is centered: the characters' personal growth, the
growth of the romance, and the characters' spiritual
growth, which is as irrevocably tied to the storyline as
the first two threads.
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