Make A Living Writing Romance

Aspiring to be a published romance author? You've come to the right place. Enjoy weekly romance writing prompts, writing resources, industry news, and much more!

04 September 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Romance Story Starter – Historical Romance

Your heroine owns a bar in the English countryside. It’s small and pays the bills and it keeps her identity secret. No one in her small town cares who she is or where she came from as long as she can pour a pint. Then the Duke walks in and her carefully built life starts […]

02 September 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Romance Writers – Use Every Failure as an Opportunity to Learn and Grow

Most of us don’t think of failures as opportunities – but successful authors know the secret to turning the knowledge learned in a failure into opportunities for growth and success. We hate the way failure makes us feel, but when we realize it’s not the end of the road and we have time to come […]

16 August 2016 ~ 0 Comments

When Your “Writing Brain” Isn’t Working – Romance Writing Motivation

15 August 2016 ~ 0 Comments

I just wrote 5000 words in two hours

I’ve been spending a lot of time experimenting lately with different systems to increase my productivity. School is starting soon, and I know I’m going to have a very small window every morning to write. I also have big plans for the future and three book projects in the works. So I need to be […]

02 August 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Finding the Right Balance Between Desensitizing Yourself and Taking It Too Personally

Criticism is sometimes difficult to manage. Constructive criticism, however well delivered, can hurt as much as the intentionally cruel criticism, but if you view both types the right way, it can be very helpful to you as a romance writer. After all, you’re going to come into contact with “feedback” from a variety of sources. […]

31 July 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Writing is a job…Romance Writing Quotes

27 July 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Three Reasons Why You May Struggle with Persistence – Romance Writing Success

‘Not giving up’ is pretty much the closest thing there is to a ‘recipe to success’. If you keep on trying then you haven’t yet failed, you’ve just changed tactics. Each time you try you create a new opportunity to be successful and that way you can play the numbers – eventually things are likely […]

21 July 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Comparing Yourself to Other Romance Writers Helps Self Doubt Thrive

Do you compare yourself to other writers? I have done this in the past and I think that many of us do. We read a great book and think, “I can never write this well.” Or we read a popular book and scratch our heads wondering how they have so many sales and publishing contracts […]

17 July 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Romance Writing Career & Joy – Learn How to Drown Out Negative Thoughts

Negative thoughts are the nemesis of creating a successful writing career – and life – for yourself. It’s difficult to drown out the thoughts that corrupt your thinking and prevent the flow of energy to make yourself better, but there are some ways to calm a racing mind and stop the flow of negativity that […]

11 July 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Romance Writers – Stop Confusing Self-Doubt with Self-Esteem

You may know for sure that you have the knowledge and experience to succeed as a romance writer, but there still may be nagging doubts that you can’t or won’t succeed. These doubts are common – everyone experiences them, everyone. Yet these doubts can be confused with low self esteem, but they’re very different in […]

03 July 2016 ~ 0 Comments

How to Find Writing Time During the Busy Summer Months

  How is your summer going? It’s July now so summer is in full swing and while summer often implies long lazy days in the sun and an abundance of time, my summer days often feel packed from sunup to sundown. There seems to be very little time to write. If you’re like me and […]

11 June 2016 ~ 0 Comments

How to capture your romance story ideas – 7 tips

Story ideas come at us when we least expect them to. I should know, I’ve written thousands of story ideas and published them online, in books, and I’ve used a few for my own novels. The challenge generally isn’t to come up with good ideas but to seize them, take action, and work to not […]

06 June 2016 ~ 0 Comments

There is no rule on how to write – Writing Quotes for Romance Writers

01 June 2016 ~ 0 Comments

The Water Does Not Flow Until… Romance Writer’s Motivation

30 May 2016 ~ 0 Comments

3 Fun Things to Make Writing Your Romance Easier and More Enjoyable this Summer

What does your perfect summer writing day look like? For me, a perfect day is when I’m able to sit outside on my patio, listen to music, enjoy some sort of bubbly beverage and write uninterrupted for hours. It doesn’t happen very often. My usual writing day is me realizing that I have to wait […]

24 March 2016 ~ 0 Comments

The Role of Your Reader in Your Writing Process

I don’t know about you but when I write, or at least when I start writing, I’m writing from pure imagination. There’s a story in my head and I am obligated to get it on paper. The person who may eventually read my story hasn’t even entered my consciousness. I could not care less about […]

13 March 2016 ~ 0 Comments

It Takes More than Practice to Become a Great Writer and Author

Do you believe that practice makes perfect? That the more time that you put into a skill, the better that you’ll get at it? In the book Outliers, author Malcolm Gladwell says that it takes roughly 10,000 hours of practice to achieve mastery in a field. So one could safely assume that the more you write, […]

06 March 2016 ~ 4 Comments

What Are You Doing Well? A Ridiculously Simple Strategy to Become a Better Romance Writer and Perhaps a Better Person

Romance writers, and writers in general, tend to be quite hard on themselves. I think most people are like that. We focus on the negatives and what we’re not good at. We pay attention to our faults, our weaknesses, and our mistakes. In romance writing it sounds like this… I’m terrible at writing dialogue. I […]

19 February 2016 ~ 0 Comments

The Ins and Outs of Writing Sex Scenes (snicker) and Resources to Help

What’s the most difficult part of writing romance? Personally, I struggle with writing sex scenes. They don’t come natural to me and they are most certainly an integral part to any romance story. Sure, I can manage the buildup to the scene, sometimes. But writing the actual scene is really hard work. I hear similar […]

05 February 2016 ~ 0 Comments

How to Keep Going When You Want to Give Up

Whether it’s running a marathon, working towards your dream or trying to finish your darn novel, there are some situations we can find ourselves in where we want to keep going, but really struggle to maintain motivation. We have to give every last drop of will-power and energy not to just give up and pack […]

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