Balancing Humor and Levity in Historical Romances
Life is full of peaks and valleys, of sadness and joy. So, too, should fiction. Author Christi Caldwell talks about balancing humor and levity in historical romances, and how her life is often her greatest inspiration.
Lucy Parker: On Cooking Up the Perfect Romance Novel
Award-winning romance author Lucy Parker discusses her process in her new romance novel, Battle Royal, including what inspired the book, how her plots tend to unfold, and more.
Christina Lauren: Write What Makes You Excited
In this author spotlight, the duo of Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings (writing as Christina Lauren) talk about their most recent book, The Honey Don't List, and share how their writing process changes from book to book.
How to Write BDSM Romance: Start With the Heart and Soul (and Dirty Dancing)
Learn how to write BDSM romance with heart and soul in this piece by Joey W. Hill, author of 50 published contemporary and paranormal BDSM romances.
Not Your Grandmother’s Harlequin: Writing Romance in the 21st Century
When Linda Cardillo's manuscript drew the interest of Harlequin, she had reservations about the bodice-ripping stereotypes attached to writing romance fiction. But her preconceptions were dispelled when she learned more about the breadth and diversity of the genre today.
5 Takeaways from Romance Writers of America
This July, 2,000 romance writers from all over the country, descended on Denver for the annual Romance Writers of America (RWA) conference. WD Books author and Writer's Digest conference speaker Kerrie Flanagan shares 5 takeaways for romance authors.
For the Love of Love: 8 Benefits of Reading & Writing Romance Novels
Readers and writers of romance novels share the positive impact the books and the romance community have had in their lives.