Cathy Bramley has fast become one of our very favourite romantic comedy authors and with her new book, Appleby Farm, out in paperback tomorrow, we thought it’d be a great excuse to take a masterclass in writing romantic fiction from the lady herself.
by Cathy Bramley
We all write differently from plotting with Post-It notes to just seeing where the story takes you, but here are a few of the things which I have found make my job easier.
1. Know what you're writing about before you start. If my synopsis doesn’t bring me out in goose-bumps I know it’s not there yet. Last night I explained the premise of a new idea I’m working on to someone and she filled up with tears. It was a proud moment (I am so mean) because although I haven’t fleshed out the story yet, I know that there’s something special there waiting for me to winkle it out.