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If you're a new romance writer, or a seasoned one, below are books  I found helpful. Check out your local library, ask your fellow writers if you may borrow from them, ask them what software programs they use and find out about your chapter's resources.


Happy writing, Teresa Roblin.


Craft Books

You Can Write A Romance by Rita Clay Estrada and Rita Gallagher

Writing Romance by Vanessa Grant

Writing Romances: A Handbook by the Romance Writers of America by Janet Dailey, Jude Deveraux, Kathleen Eagle and Jo Beverley.

The Art of Romance Writing: How to create, write and sell your contemporary romance by Valerie Parv.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Getting Your Romance Published by Julie Beard.

Creating Character Emotions by Ann Hood.

The Complete Writer's Guide to Heroes and Heroines: Sixteen Master Archetypes by Tami D. Cowden, Caro Lafever, Sue Viders.

Writer's Guide to Character Traits by Linda N. Edelstein, PH.D.

Getting Into Character: Seven Secrets A Novelist Can Learn From Actors by Brandelyn Collins.

How to Write a Dirty Story: Reading, Writing and Publishing Erotica by Susie Bright.

The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr. & E.B. White.

Story by Robert McKee.

Making a Good Writer Great: A Creativity Workbook for Screenwriters by Linda Seger.

First Draft in 30 Days by Karen Wiesner.

Self-Editing For Fiction Writers by Renni Browne and Dave King.

Line by Line: How to Edit Your Own Writing by Claire Kehrwalk Cook.

Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer by Roy Peter Clark.




Dramatica Story Expert by Write Brothers (for Mac)

Scrivener by Literature & Latte

WriteWay Professional Edition by WriteWay Pro, LLC.

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