So you want to be a writer.
Now here comes the hard part, sit down and write. I know you say "how hard can that be" well... you won't know until you try it.
My first suggestion is join Romance Writers of America and their local chapter. The resources available are priceless. You get the latest industry news, and lots of ways to hone your craft, not to speak of the support from many published authors. You don't necessarily need to be writing romance to get a lot out of RWA. You can visit their site at www.rwanational.org
My favorite books on writing: I only am listing two but there are so many to choose from you can create an entire library with these. My best suggestion for learning how to be a writer is reading, lots and lots of reading see how the NYT best sellers are doing it, look at what works. It's amazing what you can learn. It's okay to get a highlighter out and attack the book, that's how you learn.
The Hero's Journey by Joseph Campbell
The Black Dagger Brotherhood An Insider's Guide by J R Ward
Author Sabrina Jeffries has some super articles on her site, www.sabrinajeffries.com
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