Writing a query letter for a romance novel to pitch to a literary agent for representation? At Writer’s Relief, we know all the essential strategies you need to entice a literary agent to fall in love with your romance novel—using nothing more than a one-page query...
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Think the romance genre is all about pirates and bodice-ripping? Writer's Relief urges you to think again. Romance writers are smashing genre barriers to invent surprising new ways to tell age-old stories about falling in love. Here are a few of the latest—and...
No, we’re not talking about a cannon that fires circus clowns into the air! The canon of romance novels is a list of the classic books that must be read by any serious student of a genre. National Public Radio, with the help of some well-known writers and reviewers,...
As Alfred, Lord Tennyson famously wrote, “In the Spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.” To help mark the arrival of spring, we’ve put together a list of nine romance plots we here at Writer’s Relief love and secretly—or not so secretly!—wish we...
"Women’s fiction" is a publishing industry term that’s rarely used by readers but is useful to writers, booksellers, and publishers. There’s just one problem: Few people agree upon what women’s fiction actually is. While romances, mysteries, and sci-fi novels often...
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