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The Tropoholic's Guide to External Romance Tropes by Cindy Dees

The Tropoholic’s Guide to External Romance Tropes

NYT and USAT bestselling author and screenwriter, Cindy Dees, brings her formidable skills as a master storyteller and master writing teacher to this encyclopedic series analyzing the major tropes used in modern commercial fiction. 

In this volume, Cindy explores 35 iconic external romance tropes, the stories of people, situations, and problems around your hero and heroine that pose obstacles to their happily ever after.

Written by a working writer for working writers, this is a comprehensive reference guide and brainstorming tool to help you quickly generate ideas, create characters and plot, revise and edit, brand and market your story. You’ll write faster, cleaner, and deliver your audience a story they’ll recognize and love.

If you’re writing a novel, script, play, comic, graphic novel, video game script, or any other story format, this book is for you. If you’re writing a love story specifically, or you’re writing any genre of fiction in which you’d like to include a romantic relationship, this book is for you.

November 1, 2023

Cynthia Dees Publishing

330 pages


Available at leading online retailers