SHARON KENDRICK began telling stories at the age of 11 and never stopped. She enjoys writing fast-paced, feel-good romances, as well as music, books, cooking and eating. She lives in England with her two children.
How-to Tips for Aspiring Writers:
Tips for those looking to get their work published/break into the industry.
- Know what’s out there in the market-place, and before you start writing – read, read, read. If it’s your first book I’d advise doing a brief chapter breakdown – Chapter I is where your hero and heroine meet and Chapter XII is where they profess their love for one another and everything gets ironed out. All you have to do is work out what happens to get them to that place and if you have some structure to refer to, you’ll stand less chance of becoming a victim of the dreaded mid-book slump.
- Make sure you know your characters inside out. How many brothers and sisters does your heroine have? How did the hero used to spend Christmas when he was a little boy? If your characters feel real, then they will come over as real to your reader.
- Lastly, be able to describe your story in a single sentence – the “elevator pitch”. This will help to focus you on what you’re trying to say when you’re writing.
April 18, 2017
$5.25 U.S.; 224 pages
Marry a sheikh in return for a hefty financial reward? Jane Smith, a shy researcher, normally would have laughed in Zayed Al Zawba’s handsome face. Except it’s only for six months and the money will rescue her sister, who’s caught up in debt.
Sheikh Zayed will do anything to inherit Kafalah’s neighboring oil-rich lands. Even if he has to wed plain Jane, though he’ll never long to consummate a marriage with her. But Zayed never imagined that Jane’s frumpy clothes were hiding such delicious curves, or that her quick mind and untouched beauty would tease and tempt him beyond his wildest imagination.
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