How to make a living writing romance novels.

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 …

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What are some tips on writing a good anithero-hero romance subplot in an action-focused novel?

There’s just one rule that I know of for writing a romance into an action-focused novel and, unfortunately, a lot of authors don’t seem to know it. Don’t force your romance sub-plot into the midst of the action where it doesn’t belong.  Don’t have your hero and heroine getting all sexy or mushy while bullets …

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What is the best writing advice you ever received?

The best writing advice I ever received was to approach writing as a profession and not as the endeavor of an amateur. Professionals hone whatever skill they have to create a product that people will want badly enough to give some of their pay/time/effort/lives/etc in order to enjoy it. As they create, they think of …

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Should I continue with my novel even though there’s a published novel with a similar plot?

Should you continue with plans to write a novel if you find a similar one that’s been written before? Of course you should! A publisher — can’t remember which one except that it was in New York City — said that one of his biggest problems was writers who contacted them threatening to sue because …

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