Are you full of excitement at the idea of plotting a new story?
But what if you’re unsure where to start!
Have publishers and editors told you to start with the tropes and hooks?
But what if you’re not sure exactly what these are!
Where can I find a handy collection of tropes and hooks to be my go-to resource?
Romance Tropes and Hooks is exactly that go-to resource. It’s a valuable writing tool that every romance writer needs in her craft library for generating fresh story ideas.
Romance Tropes and Hooks will give you the inspiration to start crafting stories your readers will love with its extensive collection of over 500 tropes and hooks. Each has a description, and some include examples and variations.
Ask any romance reader what her favourite type of story is and she will no doubt be describing the tropes and hooks used in the story. Her preference may be for enemies-to-lovers stories, reunion romances, alpha heroes, vampires, arranged marriages, house parties or stories about Christmas.
A trope is a recurring plot device used to create stories that are familiar to readers. For example – enemies-to-lovers, reunion romances and arranged marriages.
A hook, on the other hand, is an element of the story intended to draw the reader in based on her story preferences. For example – alpha hero, vampire, house party and Christmas.
Because these story devices are the foundation of romance books, writers have the challenging task of using them in fresh ways, otherwise their story will simply become clichéd.
And so it is that an author’s skill is proven by her ability to take these classic tropes and hooks, and turn them into a story that is both fun and original.