Friday, February 17, 2012

A Must-Have for Romance Writers #writetip

"When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes."
- Desiderius Erasmus

In my poor-osity I do often buy books before anything else when I get my hands on some mula. I feed my addiction for reading with free e-books and the library. But oh, how I love to see my dearest possessions on a bookshelf, where I can peruse and caress them letting the memories they invoke lift my spirits. TMI?
Luckily my family feeds me and I'm a thrift store connoisseur, so I'm generally well fed and well dressed.

The books I covet the most, that I actually spend those few dollars that come my way are either my auto-buy favorite authors (hi Suzanne Brockmann and Katie MacAlister *waves*) or non fiction.
Last week I finally scraped together to buy SmartBitches Everything I Know about Love, I Learned from Romance Novels (or EIKAL for short). And I just finished Geek Girls Unite by Leslie Simon. (but I got that from the library and I don't get to keep it, and pet it.)
My one true love(s) in non fiction books are the ones on writing craft. Extra hugs and kisses if it's Romance writing.
Click on the pic of the book cover to go straight to Amazon to download it. If you're not clicking the original day of the post make sure to check the price before one-clicking.
It's also available as a nook book for free click HERE for that link.
Title: On Writing Romance: How to Craft a Novel that Sells
Author: Liegh Michaels
Publisher: Writers Digest Books
On Writing Romance: How to Craft a Novel That SellsGenre: Non Fiction, Writing Craft

Everyone in the Romance world is talking, has talked or will be talking about this book. It is a great primer on Romance writing regardless of genre. It's focus on Romance craft and skills is brilliant for anyone who wants to write an HEA book. Whether you're multi-published, a debut author or just starting out, this book will have you going back to it time and time again for tips, lessons or just if you get stuck on your current WIP.
My recommendations:
Get it, quick, quick, quick, while it's still free. And if you missed the free promotion, think about buying it anyway. It's worth it.
I give this one five big ole stars.


  1. Sweet! Just downloaded onto my Kindle.

  2. Splendid link, Aimee! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Glad to have shared this amazing resource with you ladies!