Love is in the air

February 7, 2015

Love is in the air

Historical and paranormal romance novels are all the rage these days. According to USA Today romance novels, along with children's books and inspirational books, defined the last two decades of reading.

Erotica and romance, which have moved into the mainstream as e-books, have enabled readers to consume the books in public more privately. Consider this: between 1994 and 2008, romance accounted for 5 percent to 9 percent of bestsellers. In 2012, it accounted for a whopping 25 percent of bestsellers tracked by USA Today. 

Romance novels are harder to write than one might think.  Heidi Rice, author of 15 Mills & Boon novels offers some tips on how to write a romance novel.

How to write a romance novel by Heidi Rice

If you've been surfing the Clever Advice for Smart Ladies section on recently, you might have come across Mills & Boon superstar, Heidi Rice, and her top 10 tips for writing a romance novel. Full of amazing advice for would-be authors, we had to share it with everyone on Socialise!

Here's Heidi...

Contrary to popular opinion, it’s incredibly hard to write a romance novel (especially if you want to get it published). But as an author of 15 (count them) Mills & Boon novels, a Cosmo Red Hot Read and several short stories, here are my 10 top tips: ......Read More