Romantic Fiction Writing - Qp5

15 Questions | Total Attempts: 68

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Romantic Fiction Writing Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A romance should appeal to the senses, and so you should aim to engage all the senses in your writing.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    As the excitement rises, let you sentences become longer.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Once the tense situation is over you can relax so the sentences can flow and become shorter.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Emotion is the main ingredient in a romance. However, it is the way your portray it that is important.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    All romantic novels feature explicit sex.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Just because you are writing about sex does not mean you should be deadly serious about it.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    The conflict should continue in some form right until the end so the reader does not know until the last that there is going to be a happy ending.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    At last you come to a point where you have finished your book. Put it away and forget about it for a few weeks.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    When you feel that the balance is right, examine the writing closely. Here are a few things to look for:  (Select four)
    • A. 

      Go through, remove any word that are not necessary, particularly, examining adjective and adverbs.

    • B. 

      Examine the dialect

    • C. 

      Cut out any clich├ęs or any hackneyed phrases and beware of copying ones you have seen many times in other romances.

    • D. 

      Avoid repeating settings too often.

    • E. 

      Avoid qualifying words

    • F. 

      Avoid vague words such as nice and pretty.

  • 10. 
    The use of punctuation can become time consuming and in turn costly for an editor and the production team.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Colons and Semi-Colons should be used as much as possible.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Overuse of dashes is considered to be sloppy writing and they should not be used where full stops are adequate.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    The hyphen need not, as a rule, be used to join an adverb to the adjective which it qualifies as in a beautifully furnished house, a well calculated scheme.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Beware of publishers who say your book is wonderful, but want you to pay to have it printed. This is Vanity Publishing and should be avoided in most instances.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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