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Writing Romance

See also:
General Fiction Tips & Techniques

The Basics of Romance
Building Humor into Your Romance - Anne M. Marble
Clichés to Avoid -- Or Reconstruct - Anne M. Marble
Conflict and Resolution in the Romance Novel - Linda Shertzer
Conflicted About Conflict? - Anne M. Marble
A Field Guide to Genre Writers' Organizations - Catherine Lundoff
Foreshadowing and Suspense - Anne M. Marble
How not to Yank Your Reader Out of the Story! - Anne M. Marble
Research Flaws in Romance Novels - Anne M. Marble
Romance Plots from the Classics - Anne M. Marble
Seduce Your Reader with the Perfect Title! - Anne M. Marble
Story-Starters: Ten Ways to Jump-Start Your Plot - Anne M. Marble
When (and How) To Break the Rules - Anne M. Marble
Writing Emotional Scenes Without Melodrama - Anne M. Marble
Writing Romantic Dialogue - Anne M. Marble

Characters to Fall in Love With
Creating Great Heroes and Heroines - Anne M. Marble
Don't Treat Your Characters Like Puppets! - Anne M. Marble
How Not to Create a Villain - Anne M. Marble
In the Name of Love... Finding the Right Names for Your Characters - Desmond Lindo
Name That Character! - Anne M. Marble
What's My Line? Character Professions in the Romance - Anne M. Marble

Writing Love Scenes
Keeping it Sweet While Turning Up the Heat - MaryJanice Davidson
Sizzling, Sensuous and Steamy: How to Write Love Scenes - Carolyn Campbell
Ten Essentials for Writing Love Scenes - Anne M. Marble
Twenty Steps to Writing Great Love Scenes - Karen Wiesner

Subgenres and Related Genres
Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal Romances - Anne M. Marble
Is Erotica Right for You? - Tracy Cooper-Posey
The Subgenres of Romance - Anne M. Marble
Time-Travel Romances - Anne M. Marble
Writing and Selling Erotic Fiction - Catherine Lundoff
Writing Romantic Comedy - Shirley Kawa-Jump
Women's Fiction vs. Romance: A Tale of Two Genres - Lisa Craig

Diana Gabaldon (interviewed by Sue Perry)
Kim Headlee (interviewed by Moira Allen)
Teresa Medeiros (interviewed by Gayle Trent)
Fern Michaels (interviewed by Gayle Trent)
JoAnn Ross (interviewed by Gayle Trent)

For more information, check our links to:
Romance Resources · Character Naming Resources

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Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing Erotic Romance

Creating Romantic Characters: Bringing Life To Your Romance Novel

The Complete Writer's Guide to Heroes and Heroines

The Everything Guide to Writing a Romance Novel

Improve Your Romance Writing Skills

On Writing Romance

Passionate Ink: A Guide to Writing Erotic Romance

The Romance Writer's Handbook

Writing a Romance Novel for Dummies

Writing the Great American Romance Novel

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