The more I listen, the more I realise that every possible combination of romantic stories is for sale here. If you want to read about a gynaecologist who has lost his arms, there will be a book. If you want to read about a typist who has lost her legs, there will be a book.
They publish novels a year. The hero will always be attractive. He will always have a basic integrity because he has to be a man the reader can love. He is always difficult initially but there is always a reason why he is difficult. But, prodded by the heroine, who cannot smoke or admit to multiple lovers, he will be redeemed. And so she is empowered. She is a saviour.
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I still keep expecting to be given the formula. Where is it? The scenarios can be outrageous. But they must be characters the readers can believe in. Then I have a mad conversation with some women from the editorial department. First I say I want a war correspondent hero who doesn't trust women because the girl he loved was blown up in Sierra Leone. They blink politely. Then I say I want a billionaire newspaper proprietor who my journalist heroine falls in love with but they can't be together because he votes Conservative and she votes Labour.
More blinks. Then I want to set something in rehab. I feel they are knocking my ideas down. They take this incredibly seriously. They say things like "Mediterranean hero equals passion" and "Billionaire sells" in the same tone you would say, "Your father is dead.
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They are selling dried goods. In fact, the managing director, Guy Hallowes, is leaving soon, to be replaced by Jane Ferguson, the woman who runs Ryvita.
You eat them. I walk out of the office and ignore everything they have told me. I don't read 50 current books. I read three.
And I realise I hate the characters. I call it Abducted by Reality. The men are appalling. They are always saying things like, "You are a stupid little fool! So I decide to talk to some. One of them says she has five university degrees. You escape to another place and another world. I am now a little chastened. So I sit down to write.
But I find I can't do the sample chapter and synopsis.
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