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Writing Craft Books by Joanne Dannon & Free Book

We invited Australian author Joanne Dannon to share with us some of her favorite writing craft books. Why don't you share yours in the comments?

And she has free gifts for all! 

Joanne Dannon, an Australian author, writes to give her readers the experience she loves to savor--indulging in a sigh-worthy-happily-ever- after, being swept away from the everyday by diving into a delicious romance novel. 

Joanne is a happily married mother of two heroes-in-training who loves spending time with friends and family. She can be found on Facebook and her website chatting about reading, writing, cooking, vintage-inspired dresses and all things romantic.
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Craft books

Most writers need to learn how to write. They may have a fantastic idea or be able to visualise scenes but there is still an “art” to writing that needs to be learnt.

Very few writers can just write without learning the craft of writing. I highly recommend finding good craft books, as they will really help you in understanding the genre you want to write and the “how-to” of a good book.

I have a shelf full of paperback and hard cover craft books, and value each one. They all have merit in remaining on the shelf because each of them all provided me with insight in to the world of romance writing.

Thanks to the internet and e-book retailers, you can buy and download books within minutes.

I personally prefer my craft books as physical books rather than e-books however, there is a wealth of knowledge out there that you can access with a click of a button.

Some of my favourite craft books that helped me are –

Writing a Romance Novel for Dummies
Goal Motivation Conflict – Debra Dixon
The Emotion Thesaurus – Angela Ackermann
On Writing - Stephen King
The Art of Romance Writing – Valerie Parv
Heroes and Heroines – Cowden, LaFever and Viders.

Have you read a good craft book lately? If you have, let me know.

Joanne Dannon has a new book:

Forever Mine (Alex Jackson series Book 4)

He thought she was off limits, but after a sizzling weekend, can he make her his forever? 

Hannah Greene is fed up. A romantic at heart, she’s had a major crush on her best friend’s brother for years but he’s never noticed her. To shape a life for herself away from Zac, she must move on.

Zac Warne, smooth-talking sales guy who takes responsibility to a whole new level, loves the thrill of the chase but is not interested in settling down, ever. It’s not that he doesn’t believe in love, it’s just not for him.

But circumstances have Hannah and Zac spending one weekend together and a night of fun leads to more than just emotional consequences for them.

Compelled to right wrongs and beholden to fix problems, Zac has to convince Hannah his about-turn about wanting a relationship with her is not just one of convenience. Can Hannah now trust this smooth-talking playboy who has a reputation for breaking hearts, including her own?

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And Joanne has another book on PreOrder:

Always You: Prequel to Falling for Mr Wrong

Can love work the second time around?

Bea Morgan-Young always had excuses for her outrageous behaviour. In spite of Bea’s supportive brother and loving foster family, trouble just kept finding her. Even when Nigel Ashworth—Ash to his friends—had defended her, she’d only lashed out at him. When she runs into him ten years later, she’s settled down a bit, but still loves being the scandalous party girl, clubbing, and being the centre of attention. Though they’ve fallen in love, even his marriage proposal isn’t enough to make her compromise and move to Israel for Ash’s lucrative new job. Then one empowering weekend changes everything for Bea. Ash may be gone, but Bea’s determined to win him back.

Ash is a master at solving problems for the hotels he works for, but he’s never solved the problem of Bea, the reckless wild child he’d fallen for. Now she’s back a year later, swearing she’s changed. Has the uncompromising party girl really grown up at last? Or is it just another lie when she tells him she wants a second chance at love?


(Ah...craft books? I'm reading Ebony McKenna's 

and it's really good. Explains structure so well.)