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How to Write a Romance Novel, Romance Writing

If you’re trying your hand at romance writing, one of the most popular fiction genres, you’ve come to the right place. Here you’ll find information on developing a dynamic, engaging heroine, her perfect lover, and the conflict that separates them.

Women’s Fiction Forecast

Is chick lit on the way out? Don’t bet your Blahniks. Instead, the genre has branched out into surprising new arenas, offering great opportunities for aspiring novelists—and even nonfiction writers. Read more

Romance Contests

A sampling of the contests available for you, the romance writer Read more

8 Basic Writing Blunders

These big-picture writing errors might make you cringe with recognition. But shake it off: Bestselling novelist Jerry B. Jenkins will help you fix them.

by Jerry B. Jenkins Read more

David Schmahmann’s Empire Settings

“I think, if (Empire Settings) does well, it will be a case study in what it is about the commercial publishing industry in New York that makes it tick and that makes it catch things and miss things.” Read more

Prose Primer

The building blocks of effective prose are simpler than you think. Read more

On The Edge: The Power of Titillation

Now that the erotica trend is climaxing, writers—and readers—are wondering what constitutes erotica and what that label really means. Read more

A Plan for Creating Great Fiction Ideas

Examine Marshall’s steps to guide you through the novel-writing process. Read more

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