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Romance Writing Resources
(all resources are listed in alphabetical order)


The Craft Of Writing
Author-Network - Good site, offering tips, articles and advice on getting your work out into the market
Fiction Factor - Excellent site! Offers writing tips for all writers, articles on the art and craft of writing, ways to hone and improve writing, tips on getting published, finding an agent, market listings, writing contests, huge writer's resources lists and much more!
Passionate Pen - Very nice site, containing articles, workshops, resources and more! Designed for romance writers, but helpful for all writers just the same!
Romance Australia - Great printed newsletter for Australian Romance writers
Speculative Romance Online - Great site specializes in sci-fi, fantasy and horror stories with a strong romantic element. Offers articles, tips, reviews, interviews and much more!
Write Directions - Excellent resource site, founded by Beth Mende Conny, including links, articles, writer's classes and much more!
Writer's Manual - WritersManual.com brings you tips, techniques, writing resources, informative articles, and more to help you induce, improve, and promote your writing career.
Writing-World - Cluttered site, and often painful to navigate - but don't let the banner-jumble put you off. Mostly aimed at non-fiction writers, but plenty of great info for all writers on this huge site.


Romance Resource Sites
All About Romance - Nice site, covering book reviews, romance-author interviews, discussion boards for romance writers and readers and more.
Blaze Authors - The home of the steamy Blaze range of Harlequin Romances.
Canadian Romance Authors Network - support group for Canadian Romance Authors
Charlotte Dillon's Resources for Romance Writers - Very helpful romance resource site, containing articles, research links, writing prompts, RWA chapters and much more.
Desert Rose RWA's Romance Writing Guide -- What a great reference!  This site is designed around a bunch of articles arranged almost in bookform, with each essay being a chapter.  Learn lots of good info from the definition of romance to what you should do once you've sold your manuscript. 
Erotica Factor - Take your romance over the edge and learn to put the sizzle in your sensuality. You can also learn about writing for the lucrative erotic fiction markets
The Literary Times - Resource site for romance writers and readers.


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Learning the Industry 
Association of Author's Representatives, Inc (AAR) -- A not-for-profit organization for literary and dramatic agents. Agents with membership to AAR are required to abide by a strict canon of ethics.    Highly recommended by the Preditors & Editors agent watch-dog team. 
Author's Compensation Survey -- This site asks writers to fill in an anonymous survey, asking questions regarding publishing contracts, how each manuscript was sold and by whom, amounts earned for published materials, genres and annual writing income. Good statistical information for those interested in writing revenues. 
Literary Agents.Org -- a great guide for anyone wanting to find a literary agent. Includes lots of articles, tips and hints and agent listings. Very helpful resource
National Writer's Union - The National Writers Union (NWU) is the trade union for freelance writers of all genres who work for American publishers or employers. They offer contract advice and assistance, grievance resolution, a media rates database, health insurance, member education, National Job Hotline, and a quarterly member magazine. Potential employers list contract and freelance jobs for free and deal directly with writers.
Passionate Pen Agent List - Jess has compiled a large listing of agents who accept romantic manuscripts.
Preditors and Editors -- The team at Preditors and Editors are almost self-appointed watch-dogs over the writing and publishing industries. Where possible, they aim at bringing you info on agents, publishers and/or scams aimed at writers.
Publisher's Weekly -- The online version of the printed magazine. Lacking by comparison to the printed version.
USA Today Bestseller List -- A listing of the top 150 books sold in America. Quite narrow minded and limited when considering where else in the world those big-time authors might be boosting sales.
Writer Beware -- The original and best-known 'scam-busters' for writers. Writer Beware is a great resource, watching publishers, agents and scams aimed at writers. Hosted through the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers website.


Coping with Rejection
Dealing With Rejection (article)
Many writers feel as though each rejection letter is deeply personal. Regardless of whether the rejection you receive is a form rejection or a personalized note trying to explain why that publication has chosen not to accept your brain-child - to a writer, the declining editor is the enemy.
Reject Writers - Excellent site, takes a light-hearted look at how other writers cope with rejection.
Rejection Collection -- A place to post your rejections - but let's face it - all writers get rejected, so why cry over an industry norm? Supposedly designed to help writers cope with rejection.


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Romance Author-Support Groups
Resources for Romance Readers (Bookbug on the Web)
Romance.FictionFactor.com
Romance and Friends
Romance Central
The Romance Journal
The Romance Reader
Romance Writers of America (RWA)
Romantic Science Fiction & Fantasy
Romantic Times Magazine
South Australian Romance Writers - Great print subscriber-based magazine from South Australia.
Useful Links for Romance Writers and Readers
Writerspace - Resource site for romance writers and readers.



Book Promotion, Marketing and Reviews
Cafe Press -- Make and sell your own book marks, t-shirts, mouse pads, coffee mugs or tote bags with any graphic design (including your site logo or book cover) through this site.  You purchase goods at wholesale prices and sell them yourself at a retail mark-up.
Earthly Charms -- This site purports to be 'specializing in author promotion'. Aimed at doing the hard work of marketing and promotion for the author by way of merchandise and a newsletter.
Fiction Factor Promotions & Marketing - Huge list of FREE self-promotion and book promotion articles, tips and advice from authors and editors about selling books, promoting your writing,
Road to Romance -- Contains book reviews and author info, author interviews and some articles for romance writers.
Romance Book Reviews -- A site that reviews all kinds of romance books, including ebooks. 
Writer Webs
Professional, inexpensive website design specifically tailored to author and book promotion!

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