Gaslighting in Romance: From Jane Eyre to the Present Day (and Why Writers Should Care)
Gaslighting can work its way into the backstory of a character, but it can also be misused. Here, author Emma Barry discusses gaslighting in romance.
How Role-Playing Helps Our Writing—and Our Marriage
As co-writing partners who fully embody the stories they tell in their writing process, authors Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka share how role-playing helps their writing, and their marriage.
Tess Sharpe: On Switching Between Thriller and Romance
Author Tess Sharpe discusses the original inspiration for her new YA romance, 6 Times We Almost Kissed (And One Time We Did).
Yaffa S. Santos: On the Magic of Intersectional Identity
Author Yaffa S. Santos discusses how the idea morphed throughout the writing process of her new novel, A Touch of Moonlight.
Historical Anachronisms in Romance: or, Why Historical Romance is the Only Place You’ll Find Dukes With All Their Teeth
When does historical accuracy go too far, and how often is it gatekeeping? Author Elizabeth Everett discusses historical anachronisms in romance.
Jen DeLuca: On Falling Back in Love With Your Story
Author Jen DeLuca discusses how a loss in confidence led her to falling back in love with the story and characters of her new romance novel, Well Traveled.
Lana Harper: On Adding More Stories to a Fantasy Romance Series
New York Times bestselling author Lana Harper discusses the process of writing her new fantasy rom-com, Back in a Spell.
5 Considerations When Adding Diverse Characters to Historical Romance
Award-winning author Lisa Rayne shares the typical responses she received when she shared her novel idea with people, and five things authors need to consider when adding diverse characters to historical romance.
Lisa Rayne: On Avoiding Research Rabbit Holes With Historical Romance
Award-winning author Lisa Rayne discusses the process of writing her new historical romance novel, Never Cross a Highlander.
Chloe Liese: On Changing Character Dynamics in Romance
Author Chloe Liese discusses the classic Shakespeare play that inspired her new romance novel, Two Wrongs Make a Right.
The 3 Ps of Writing Romantic Suspense
Combining the tantalizing elements of romance with the relentless pacing of suspense can make for a heart-pounding reading experience. Here, New York Times bestselling author Laura Griffin shares was she calls the three Ps of writing romantic suspense.
3 Tips for Addressing Serious Topics in Romance Novels
USA Today bestselling author Michelle Major shares 3 tips for tackling serious topics in romance novels that can apply to all genre of writing.
Krista and Becca Ritchie: On Friendships in Romance
New York Times bestselling authors Krista and Becca Ritchie discuss the inspiration behind their new contemporary romance, Ricochet.
Writing Better Banter: 4 Tips for Making Your Readers Laugh Out Loud
Writing realistic and funny dialogue between characters can reveal their chemistry, heighten the tension, and endear your readers to them. Here, author Kerry Rea shares 4 tips for writing banter between your characters.