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.
3 Tips for Writing a Love Story Featuring a Prickly and Pessimistic Heroine
Don't mistake prickly with unlovable. Here, author Denise Williams shares 3 tips for writing a love story with a prickly and pessimistic heroine.
Sangu Mandanna: On Writing Her First Novel for Adults
Author Sangu Mandanna discusses the differences in her creative process when writing her first novel for adults, The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches.
Alicia Thompson: On Writing Romance in Isolating Times
Writer Alicia Thompson discusses what she learned about herself in writing her new romance novel, Love in the Time of Serial Killers.
Why Is This Love Scene Here? How To Write Compelling Love Scenes
Not sure which way to turn when writing intimate scenes? Author Jo McNally shares how to write compelling love scenes that make sense for the story you’re writing.
Kwana Jackson: On Finding the Right Home for Your Story
USA Today bestselling author Kwana Jackson discusses writing her new romance novel, Knot Again.
How To Write a Friends-to-Lovers Romance (When You’re Addicted to the Enemies-to-Lovers Trope)
How do you add romantic tension between characters who’ve had an otherwise platonic relationship? Author Lacie Waldon shares how to write a friends-to-lovers romance.
Danielle Jackson: On Characters Taking Control of the Story
Author Danielle Jackson shares the surprising and blunt advice that helped her through writing her new romance novel, The Accidental Pinup.
5 Unexpected Benefits to Writing a Supernatural Love Interest
Who says ghost can’t have a little fun? Author Ashley Poston shares 5 benefits to writing a supernatural love interest.
Love, Laughter, and Writing: How To Write Novels Readers Really Love
Snappy one-liners, absurd scenarios, and big belly laughs—New York Times bestselling author Kristan Higgins explores writing novels that readers really love.
How I Went From No Book to Book Deal in Under a Year
From picking up a reading habit to navigating daily word counts, award-winning journalist Carley Fortune shares how she went from no book to a book deal in less than a year.
5 Reasons Why People Who Love Books Should Love Each Other
#1 New York Times bestselling Emily Henry makes a case for why people who love books are destined to love each other, and why stories about book lovers finding romance are having a resurgence.
3 Tips for Writing Compelling Enemies to Lovers Stories
Enemies to lovers is a beloved romance trope as old as time, and with so many novels to point to as examples, it’s important that your enemies to lovers story reads authentically. Here, USA Today bestselling author Michelle Major shares 3 tips for writing compelling enemies to lovers stories.