Creating a Romance Novel Outline Using Romancing the Beat

Marisa Mohi
5 min readMar 23, 2022

Did you know I have a novella in a romance anthology out in June 2022, and a paranormal romance series coming too? That’s why I knew I needed a romance novel outline, and how I came to love Romancing the Beat.

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It’s no secret that I love to outline my novels before I write them. Hell, I even created The 90-Day Novel Planner to help others do the same.

So, I won’t make this post about whether or not you should outline. You know I think you should.

Instead, let’s talk about why a romance novel outline is important, okay?

Do You Need a Romance Novel Outline?

All book genres have expectations. Romance novels have EXPECTATIONS.

So, having a romance novel outline is a good way to make sure you meet those EXPECTATIONS head on.

What do I mean by all this? Well. If you’re a romance reader, you know that there is a certain cadence to the story, and the ending has to be happily ever after, or at the very least, happy for now.



Marisa Mohi

novelist, blogger, and tarot reader | former tech writer, college instructor, and instructional designer | black coffee or GTFO |