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Novel Idea

Two writers followed their passion for romance . . . and ended up with a love story of their own.

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This story appears in the July 2002 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

What: Personalized romancenovels
Who: J.S. Fletcher and KathyNewbern of YourNovel.com
Where: Raleigh, NorthCarolina
When: Started in 1992

Who knew regular people could star as protagonists in romancenovels? Upon hearing a friend's passing comment about the idea,writers J.S. Fletcher, 52, and Kathy Newbern, 46, decided it wouldmake a great business. After purchasing a computer and a printer,the two launched YourNovel.com and immediately set out to writetheir first customized romance novel.

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