I recently answered a question requesting three pieces of advice for making a living writing romance novels. Here is my answer:
- Read, read, read the best sellers in the kind of romances you wish to write. There are many, many sub-genres in the romance field and each has its own requirements. Then jot down between 5 and 10 things that each romance has and when you sit down to write make sure that each book you write includes those same things.
- Read the requirements of the publishers of the sub-genre you wish to write in and make sure you have those requirements in each book you write.
- Choose one best-selling writer in your chosen sub-genre and figure out how they wrote. Then copy them. Don’t worry about being called a copy-cat because your own writing will be sufficiently different from everyone else’s.