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Romance Writing Resource List This list includes recommended books, periodicals, works, and web sites. You may wish to bookmark this page so you can easily return to it.




Books
Early Classics
Austen, Jane
Heyer, Georgette
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Golden Age
Deveraux, Jude
Hodge, Jane Aiken
Holt, Victoria
Penman, Sharon Kay
Rogers, Rosemary
Stewart, Mary
Whitney, Phyllis
Woodiwiss, Kathleen
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Historical
Alexander, Victoria
Balogh, Mary
Barnett, Jill
Beverley, Jo
Burrowes, Grace
Cates, Kimberly
Chase, Loretta
Gabaldon, Diana
Hoyt, Elizabeth
Hunter, Jillian
Killion, Kimberly
Krahn, Bettina
Krentz, Jayne Ann
Putney, Mary Jo
Quick, Amanda
Quinn, Julia
Wolf, Joan
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Contemporary
Brockmann, Suzanne
Daly, Barbara
Denison, Janelle
Early, Margot
Fielding, Liz
Foster, Lori
Hannay, Barbara
Henderson, Dee
Leclaire, Day
Marton, Sandra
McAllister, Anne
McMahon, Barbara
Michaels, Leigh
Palmer, Diana
Sellers, Alexandra
Thompson, Vicki Lewis
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Women's Fiction
Binchy, Maeve
Bond, Stephanie
Brown, Sandra
Crusie, Jennifer
Graham, Heather
Hoag, Tami
Phillips, Susan Elizabeth
Pilcher, Rosamund
Roberts, Nora
Wiggs, Susan
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Chick Lit
Giffin, Emily
Kinsella, Sophie
Weiner, Jennifer
Wickham, Madeleine
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Paranormal
Cole, Kresley
Kenyon, Sherrilyn
Love, Dianna
Showalter, Gena
Sparks, Kerralyn
Ward, J.R.
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Romantic Suspense
Brennan, Allison
Freethy, Barbara
Gerard, Cindy
Hoag, Tami
Howard, Linda
Miller, Linda Lael
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Inspirational
Gist, Deeanne
Goodnight, Linda
Perry, Marta
Rustand, Roxanne
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Romance Publishers
Avalon
Avon
Bantam/Dell
BelleBooks
Berkley/Jove
Ellora's Cave
Genesis
Harlequin
Howard
ImaJinn
Kensington
Multnomah
New American Library
Red Sage
Simon & Schuster
St. Martinís
Tor
Tyndale
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Periodicals
Magazine/Website - Literary Scene
The Writer
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Reference
Craft
Brown, Renni and King, Dave. Self-Editing for Fiction Writers
Gallagher, Rita and Estrada, Rita Clay. Writing Romances
Gotham Writers' Workshop. Writing Fiction
King, Stephen. On Writing
Lamott, Anne. Bird by Bird
Lukeman, Noah. The First Five Pages
Lyon, Elizabeth. Manuscript Makeover
Michaels, Leigh. Creating Romantic Characters
Michaels, Leigh. On Writing Romance
Mittelmark, Howard and Newman, Sandra. How Not To Write a Novel
Roerden, Chris. Don't Sabotage Your Submission
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Directories
Agent Query
Duotrope
Jeff Herman's Guide to Book Editors, Publishers, and Literary Agents
Literary Marketplace
Novel and Short Story Writer's Market
Writer's Market
Writers' & Artists' Yearbook
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Romance Reference Books
Dixon, Jay. Romantic Fiction of Mills and Boon, 1909-1995
Johnson, Victoria M.. All I Need to Know in Life I Learned from Romance Novels
Krentz, Jayne Ann. Dangerous Men & Adventurous Women: Romance Writers on the Appeal of the Romance
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Organizations
Association of Authors' Representatives
Romance Writers of America
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Other
CataRomance
Harlequin Romance Authors
Romance Junkies
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General Resources
Link List
Gotham Reading/Resources Lists
New York Times Navigator
Ref Desk
University of Texas Reference
Yahoo Reference
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Reference
Bartleby
Encyclopedia Britannica
First Chapters
Google
Google Earth
Google Maps
Lexis/Nexis
Library of Congress
National Geographic Atlas
Poets & Writers Tools for Writers
Shaw Guides
US Copyright Office
Wikipedia
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Words/Usage
American Heritage Dictionary
Associated Press Stylebook
Chicago Manual of Style
Elements of Style
Merriam-Webster Dictionary/Thesaurus (online)
Oxford English Dictionary (2 volume)
Oxford English Dictionary (20 volume)
Oxford English Dictionary (online)
Roget's II Thesaurus (alphabetized)
Roget's International Thesaurus (categorized)
University of Calgary Grammar Guide
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