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How Writing Romance Improved My Professional Writing by Rebecca Heflin

1446068_26421276Like so many authors, I have a day-job. In my case, it’s as an attorney for a large research university. My days are spent sending emails answering legal questions from members of the university workforce, reviewing or drafting contracts, reviewing new laws or regulations and putting them into a digestible format, and sometimes writing full blown legal memoranda. Of course law school taught me the basics of legal drafting, but it took romance writing to really hone my writing skills. Here are the top five ways writing romance novels improved my professional writing.

1. Even though writing romance novels calls for flowing narratives and descriptions, the writing still needs to be sharp. Don’t use five words when one will do. Using strong verbs, concise descriptions, and contextually appropriate words (see below) is important regardless of the type of writing, be it technical, professional, or prose. Sharpening the focus in my…

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Tracey A Wood is a new exciting author of Paranormal suspense, Romance and Urban Fantasy novels with a captivating twist

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