Setting is an important piece to any story—it can reveal things about your characters, inspire readers to explore, and not to mention, it's a fun part of the writing process. Author Sarah Echavarre Smith offers 3 tips for picking the perfect setting.
Copywriter and author Sarah Echavarre Smith discusses the process of writing her new romance novel, On Location.
The Writer's Digest team has witnessed many writing mistakes over the years, so we started this series to help identify them for other writers (along with correction strategies). This week's writing mistake writers make is trying to shock without value.
Author Bridget Morrissey explains the differences in her process for writing her first adult debut, Love Scenes, compared to her YA novels, what she wanted to explore in adult fiction, and more!
Author Kerry Winfrey wrote her latest romance, Very Sincerely Yours, during the 2020 pandemic to comfort herself. Here, she's explaining why that tone is important for readers.
Debut novelist Lacie Waldon discusses how her agent encouraged her to write what she knew, but then her editor made her realize that what she thought was boring might not be the case.
Summer. Three whole months of bright sunsets and glittering water and endless possibility. Here are 6 tips from romance writer Rachael Lippincott for capturing a tiny bit of that magic in the pages of your next summer romance novel.
If you're a long-time reader of romance and you want to try your hand at writing one yourself, let romance author Kate Bromley give you some tips.
Sweet romance is a genre defined by it's lack of sexually explicit scenes—but how can you ensure yours doesn't feel flat? Romance author Sariah Wilson shares her top tips for creating chemistry and intimacy between characters who aren't sleeping together.
Author Jesse Q. Sutanto explains how she created the plot for her novel Dial A for Aunties and how she lets her characters dictate their story.
So, you want to write a romance series. How do you know from the first book that you've hooked readers enough to follow you to book two? Bestselling romance author Michelle Major has some tips.
Bestselling romance novelist Beverly Jenkins talks about the value of libraries, the changes in the romance publishing industry over decades, and the deep relationship she’s built with her fans in this WD interview from September/October 2020.
Romance author Eva Leigh explains the complications in writing a historical romance and provides tips for how to do it well.