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Romance Week

Cover Photo: This illustration shows two people reaching across to each other while standing in the middle of a maze-like path. Overall, the drawing has lots of hues of pinks and purples.
The Art of Romantic Tension
For our Romance Week series, novelist LaQuette shares essential lessons on building narrative tension by manipulating your characters’ goals, motivations, and conflicts.
Feb 13, 2023
Cover Photo: On the left is Arriel Vinson's headshot; on the right is Jasmine Guillory's. Behind them is a mosaic of Guillory's book covers.
Publishing Is Finally Taking Romance Seriously—and Jasmine Guillory is Here For It
For our Romance Week series, Arriel Vinson interviews bestselling novelist Jasmine Guillory about the past, present, and future of the romance genre.
Feb 14, 2023
Cover Photo: This is an illustration of a woman holding a book in front of half her face. The book cover has a woman's and man's face looking at each other smiling. The woman's face on the cover matches up with the real womans face. In the background are drawings of heart shaped candy with "pros" and "cons" written on them.
Should I Self-Publish My Romance Novel?
For our Romance Week series, Bryn Donovan breaks down the pros and cons of self publishing as a romance writer.
Feb 14, 2023

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On Writing Into Your Fears and Anxieties
We as people, especially those of us with anxiety disorders, spend a great deal of time playing the “what if” game. We are, in a way, already playing with fiction. Why not channel our imaginations and extend our “what ifs” to the page?
Jan 18, 2023
Cover Photo: This photograph is of two people sitting on a hill next to a large tree, watching the sunset. The photograph is overlaid with a pinkish hue.
Writing the Big Reveal in Romance
For our Romance Week series, instructor and novelist Bryn Donovan shares an exercise that will help you explore internal conflict between your romance protagonists.
Feb 13, 2023
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First Comes Love, Then Comes the Subplot
For our Romance Week series, novelist Sonya Lalli offers a writing exercise on how to strengthen the romantic subplots in your work.
Feb 16, 2023