After yesterday’s post about book related love stories, it seems only fitting to ask about your favorite romances. Are they traditional romance novels, classics, or a relationship in an altogether different genre that stood out for you? I expect lots of votes for Jane Austen novels, but I’m going to go out on a limb and say that my all time favorite love story is “The Princess Bride.” To be fair, it’s also my favorite adventure novel, pirate novel, swordfighting novel, and comedy. What’s yours?
On my submissions page, I recommend that writers querying me include the first1 three pages of their manuscript along with their letter. Why these three pages? Mostly because I recognize that the art of writing a good, strong query letter isn’t the same as the art of writing a novel. (What to say or not say in a query letter is a WHOLE other topic to be tackled on another day.)