At the start of the Summer of 2021, I decided to begin a new project: I wanted to start a new romance novel from scratch, and to take you all along with me on the journey. Here’s where I archive those posts, in chronological order, to show the steps I take in building a new book.
About the Build-A-Book project for The Fund Feud (forthcoming)
About the Project Part 1 – Introducing the “Build-a-Book” Project (link)
About the Project Part 2 – You’re seeing more of my face this summer. Who’s to blame? (Or: Why I decided to ‘show my work’) (link)
About the Project Part 3 – Figuring out what category of romance I want to write (along with what tropes I’ll use, and what length feels right) (link)
Building a Book, One Step at a Time
Step 1: Imagining the initial dynamic between your couple (link)
Step 2: Character sketches, book boards, and playlists (link)
When Jess Vonn isn’t writing romance novels, she’s reading them (way past her bedtime.) She writes spicy but romantic books with sexy, playful men and quirky, funny women and wonderful groups of “found friends.” She’s the author of the smalltown “Love by The Seasons” series. Her books are available on Amazon, and via Kindle Unlimited.
Connect with her on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter! She’s on TikTok, too, though in all fairness, she has no idea what she’s doing on there…