Writing Books/Writing a romance novel!
For some time my favorite books to read have been romance/suspense/mystery novels. You know the kind, guy saving the girl, trying not to fall in love ending up with wild nights together! I want to know how to write a book like that, to keep the story going and how to come up with a GOOD, ORIGINAL idea!! I really think this is something I could do with a slight push in the right direction.
If you read a lot of these stories, then you already know how to write one. Go with your heart. Is there a story floating around in your head? Go with it. Start plotting it out chapter by chapter. There are lots of little things that you need to know to write a romance. Such as...
1) Always end a chapter with a cliff hanger.
2) You must have internal and external conflict.
3) Depending on the line you are writing for, your hero and heroine need to get together by a certain point in the book. This point varies with different lines.
I highly recommend joining Romance Writers of America. Once you join the National, you can join local and/or online chapters. You can attend meetings and learn all you need to know about writing romance.
There are also several websites out there who give instruction on writing a romance. Some of my favorites are: http://www.ahintofseduction.com
(will have online workshops starting shortly), http://passionatepen.com
(has fantastic, inexpensive workshops!)
I hope I've helped! Thank you for writing. I wish you the best of luck with your writing career and hope to see one of YOUR books on the shelf of my local bookstore, soon!