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Top 10 Resources
Top 10: Romance
By Char Milbrett
February, 2006, 12:12

W
ith Sarah White moving on in her writing career, IN welcomes Char Milbrett, our new Top 10 Resources columnist. The southern Minnesota writer, gardener and mother is a big fan of Erma Bombeck ó while admitting much of  Bombeck's humor probably isn't funny to anyone but her, Milbrett assures she'll "work that out" in the coming months. She's also working out on a recipe cookbook and will one day invite people from the world over to add their recipes to Char's International Friends Cookbook.

For the top 10 Resources for this month, I am picking the theme of romance, for obvious reasons. February comes in with a groundhog predicting spring and becomes the month young menís hearts turn to thoughts of love. Ah, Romance... here we can venture onto, melt or break the ice.

FabJob: Become A Romance Writer
http://www.fabjob.com/RomanceWriter.asp
Helpful resources to improve your writing skills in the following areas: character, plot, Romance writing style, grammar and creativity. As a romance writer you can have a profitable career that lets you work at home, writing stories that touch people's hearts.

The Passionate Pen
http://www.passionatepen.com
This site is dedicated to romance and the romance industry. Here you will find book reviews, agent information, and publishing resources in an easy to access format.

Robin's Nest Romance Writers' Web Sites
http://www.robinsnest.com/links/Romance.html
Romance writers resources featuring writing workshops, articles and links to websites for writers.

Charlotte Dillon's Resources For Romance Writers
http://www.charlottedillon.com/WritingRomance.html
Sample query letter and synopsis for romance writers with hints on writing both, information on manuscript preparation, character building, contests and prompts, along with a list of books and links to further resources for writers.

Romance Writers of America
http://www.rwanational.org
An association that advances the professional interests of published and aspiring romance writers through networking and advocacy: Spend some time perusing their site where you will find links to author websites, romance, industry and so much more.

Romance Central
http://romance-central.com/
Workshops, articles, open submissions and information for romance writers. Includes message board, news, reviews, and a web ring.

Romance Notes
http://www.romancenotes.com/write_romance.html
Romance writing resources to help you learn how to become a romance writer and write a novel. Find out how to publish
your first romance book.

Gotham Writing Classes
http://www.writingclasses.com/cgi-bin/redirect.cgi
Romance author Leigh Michaels teaches how to write romance novels. Teaching more than 6,000 students a year, Gotham is the leading creative writing school in New York City and the United States.

Writing On The Web
http://www.writing.co.nz/writing/romance.htm
Romance novel writing tips from some of the world's most successful writers of Harlequin romance books.

Romance Fiction Factor
http://www.romance.fictionfactor.com
The online magazine for Romance writers. Every month features tips on writing better romance fiction, articles on improving your romance writing craft, writing a romance novel and getting published, promoting and marketing your fiction and much more!

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