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How to Write a Mills and Boon

To mark 100 years of romance publishers Mills and Boon, literary novelist Stella Duffy takes on the challenge of writing for them, a task that ends up being harder than it looks.

What happens when a literary novelist tries to write popular romantic fiction? To mark 100 years of romance publishers Mills and Boon, literary novelist Stella Duffy takes on the challenge of writing for them.

Romantic fiction is a global phenomenon, and Mills and Boon are among the biggest names in the business. The company welcomes submissions from new authors, but as Duffy soon finds out, writing a Mills and Boon is harder than it looks.

Help is at hand from the publishers themselves, a prolific Mills and Boon author and some avid romance fans, as Duffy's quest to create the perfect romantic novel takes her from London to Italy on a journey that is both an insight into the art of romantic fiction and the joy and frustration of writing itself.

1 hour

Last on

Fri 15 Feb 2019 01:00

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:04

    Pink Martini

    Let's Never Stop Falling In Love

  • 00:23

    Matt Monro

    On Days Like These

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Presenter Stella Duffy
Series Producer John Das

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