Romance Writing Resources

Romance Writing Resources for Beginners and Established Writers

eBook Crossroads
For the Romance writing section I searched the world wide web and found lots of informational and instructional links that will fuel your desire to write your novel and to provide resources that will help you do so. Good luck and happy writing!

"Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.
~William Wordsworth

General Romance Resources

Links For Writers
We have listed links here for writers of all genres. You will find grammar, usage, editing, online courses, workshops and more.

All About Romance
So much going on, on this website. You're sure to get a lot out of it...

eBook Crossroads Writers Edge
General writing resources.

Online Reference Books
A helpful listing of online references for writers on writing, grammar, and more,

Passionate Pen
Really good general resource for romance writers.

Romantic Cronology
Chronological listing of events in History-17th C. to 1851

Writing Resources

Character and Setting Interactions
How to make your setting more than just a backdrop for your dramatic events.

Developing the Dark Moment
Not all books need dark moments, but properly used, this point of crisis can intensify the conflict and at the same time, initiate its resolution.

Manuscript Submission
Manuscript Preparation, Synopsis and the Query Letter. Tons of resources to help you in preparing and formating of your manuscript as well as query samples, how to's and writing your novel synopsis.

Resources for you to use to learn how to write and devlop the plot of your story/novel.

Character Creation
Learn how to create and develop your characters - from heroes to villains and everything in between.

Grammar and Punctuation
Answers and advice for all of your grammar and punctuation questions.

Writing Dialogue
Writing dialogue that flows and sounds natural is not always easy, but you'll find the expert advice here that you need to write realistic dialogue.

Settings and Times

Regency Era
Regency Era resources

Renaissance Era
Renaissance Era resources

Victorian Era
Victorian Era resources

Resources of Scotland and the Scottish culture.

Resources of Ireland and the Irish culture.

The Civil War and The Wild West
Civil War and Wild West writing resources.

Do Your Research

I found some great sites to help you with your research. You can stay in your jammies and meet up with all kinds of Romance writers and discover their sources of information...You'ill find links to forensics, medicine, history, time periods, and more

Canting Dictionary
Collection of the Canting Words and Terms used by Beggars, Gypsies, Cheats, House-Breakers, Shop-Lifters, Foot-Pads, Highway-Men, etc.

Charlotte's Web
Excellent resource especially for information on character building.

Costume Site
An extensive timeline showing costumes and accessories through the ages.

Crime and Clues
Lots of information on the art and science of Criminal Investigation.

Diana's Writing Page
Diana Cosby provides general links plus specific info on Knights, Pirates, Scots, Cops, Sioux, Herbs and more..

Encyclopedia Smithsonian
Online resources to research other times, art, technology, whatever you need...

The Food Timeline
History of food from A to Z.

Internet History Sourcebooks Project
The Internet History Sourcebooks Project comprises the three main chronologically ordered websites - on Ancient, Medieval and Modern History - and, in addition, a number of subsidiary themed pages. Included are full texts of translated writings, selections from writings, as well as information on medieval law.

Comprehensive list of on-line resources for writers of historical fiction.

Resources of Medicine and Medical Research for Your Stories and Novels

Murder and Assault Weapons
Choose your choice of murder and assault, from guns to Arson to Domestic Abuse...

Researching the Historical Novel
An article explaining how to do research for a historical novel by Romance author, Shelly Thacker

Vampires Witches and Warewolves
Resources of Vampires, Witches and Warewolves for beginner and established writers.

Romance Courses and Workshops

Lowcountry Romance Writer
Several low-cost workshops every month.

Romance Writers of America
Workshops on different topics of Romance writing every month at very low fees.

Romance Writers Markets

Carve Magazine
Carve is seeking good honest fiction in the form of short stories. Payment is $100 for accepted stories.

Everyday Fiction
Short stories - token payment.

Glimmer Train has been discovering and publishing emerging writers since 1990. Several categories.

Romance Flash
Seeking quality flash romance fiction. Token payment.

Shades of Romance Magazine
Romantic short stories and articles. See guidelines for payment schedule.

Wild Rose Press
We publish only stories where romance is a strong element and in ALL lengths. This includes short stories

Woman's World
See guidelines for story lengths.


"I love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions.
~James Michener

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