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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.

Chick-Lit Rebel

Melissa Bank, bestselling author of The Girls’ Guide to Hunting and Fishing, has been called a chick-lit pioneer, but she has something to say about being labeled. Read more

A Tip From Maeve Binchy

“Write as you speak,” says Maeve Binchy, author of Tara Road (Delacorte) Read more

Looking at the Bright Side

Beloved chick-lit author Marian Keyes believes there’s no shame in a happy ending. As someone who’s seen her share of the dark side, she’s earned a happy ending of her own. Read more

Story Checklist for Romance Novels

You Can Write a Romance combines the skills of award-winning author Rita Clay Estrada and renowned instructor Rita Gallagher, the esteemed “First Ladies” of the Romance Writers of America. Together, they”ll show you how to take your story from idea to completed manuscript to signed book deal — even if you”ve never tried to write a novel before. Read more

Writing on Instinct: Nicholas Sparks

“I can’t explain it, but I know if a scene is right or wrong. I know it. It’s a visual thing—it’s how the words look on the page, it’s how the sentences sound. Read more

The 10 Commandments of Fiction Writing

Guide your writing ways with these 10 rules thou must not break.

by Raymond Obstfeld
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Nora Roberts

Telling the story is the most important element when Nora Roberts begins a new romance novel. Read more

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