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.

Challenging the Limits of Memory

In this excerpt from Writing Life Stories, Bill Roorbach teaches you how to pay attention to and translate your memories and how to overcome your resistance to remembered places and events.

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...

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.

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

How You Can Write Your Heart Out

Your best writing comes straight from the heart, filled with truth, imagination and passion. Write Your Heart Out helps you better capture these qualities and use writing as an ongoing means of self-discovery and self-expression. Click below for suggestions about joining or starting a writer's response group to receive valuable feedback...

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.