Many readers of romance novels harbour a secret or not so secret desire to write one as well. Here is a list of titles that have helped me. If it's on this list, I think it's great.

Getting Started



    • The Da Vinci Code (2003) by Dan Brown
    • Thelma & Louise (1991) directed by Ridley Scott, written by Callie Khouri

Emotional conflict

Sexual conflict

  • Infusing the Romance Novel with Emotional and Sexual Tension Course (2009) by Laurie Sanders



  • Writing Horror: A Handbook by the Horror Writers Association (1997) edited by Mort Castle


Selling the Story

  • The No-tears Method to Query Letter Writing (2010) by Connie Cox
  • Selling Your Story in 60 Seconds (2006) by Michael Hauge
  • You Can Write A synopsis Course (2010) by Camy Tang