Romantic Fiction Writing - Qp1

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Romantic Fiction Writing Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    No matter what other kinds of novels have a period of popularity, spies, adventure, science fiction or fantasy, there will always be a market for romance.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    The heart will grow old.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    In a romance, the love story is the ______ thing.
    • A. 

      Last

    • B. 

      Second

    • C. 

      Foremost

  • 4. 
    All books in the same run will be around the same length, have roughly the same number of chapters, and of course have a happy ending.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    If you are going to write as Mills & Boon romance you need to print a large placard saying Emotion, Emotion, Emotion and pin it up in front of your typewriter or word processor.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    They say women will sometimes fall in love with the authority figure.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    If writing a medical romance, you do need to be an expert in medical matters.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    To write young adult romances you need to be able to look back to your own teenage days and yet interpret what you remember in terms of today's youngsters.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    ______ are fun to write, for you can let your imagination run riot and tackle your romance with great zest and gusto.
    • A. 

      Doctor/Nurse romances

    • B. 

      Historical romances

    • C. 

      Young adult romances

    • D. 

      Mainstream romances

  • 10. 
    _____ is the doyenne of romantic fiction, and she has a large following.
    • A. 

      Toni Morrison

    • B. 

      Jean Rhys

    • C. 

      Barbara Cartland

    • D. 

      Amy Dillwyn

  • 11. 
    The romance writing should engage all the senses, using colour, sound, scents, and textures to heighten the reader's sensitivity, thus paving the way for the love scenes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Some presentation principles that must be followed and are considered to be part of a writer's skill includes:  (Select four)
    • A. 

      Work should be well typed with double space between lines to provide an editor room to work.

    • B. 

      Generous margins to provide an editor with ample room at the top, bottom, and both sides of a manuscript page are important.

    • C. 

      All sentences and paragraphs must be indented one or two typing spaces consistently as a guide to an editor's production staff when to begin a new paragraph.

    • D. 

      Do staple pages together as they have to be pulled apart for editing and other production purposes.

    • E. 

      Mark all manuscript sheets - more … in the bottom right-hand corner, and place ends immediately under the last word in the manuscript.

    • F. 

      Writers who understand production and who wish to impress editors with that knowledge never carry sentences or paragraphs over a page.

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