It’s February and there is love in the air. You might feel like expressing all these feelings into the written word. Well here are some books you should read that will help you to write a best-selling romance novel:

How to Write a Romance Novel

 sin and syntax Sin and Syntax – How to Craft Wickedly Effective Prose

By Constance Hale

“Everyone needs to know how to write stylish prose—students, professionals, and seasoned writers alike. Whether you’re writing to sell, shock, or just sing, Sin and Syntax is the guide you need to improve your command of the English language.”

 forest for the trees

The Forest for the Trees (Revised and Updated): An Editor’s Advice to Writers

By Betsy Lerner

“Quickly established as an essential and enduring companion for aspiring writers when it was first published, Lerner’s sharp, funny, and insightful guide hasbeen meticulously updated and revised to address the dramatic changes that have reshaped the publishing industry in the decade since. From blank page to first glowing (or gutting) review, Lerner is a knowing and sympathetic coach who helps writers discover how they can be more productive in the creative process and how they can better their odds of not only getting published, but getting published well. This is an indispensable user’s manual to both the inner life of writers and the increasingly anxious place where art and commerce meet: the boardrooms and cubicles of the publishing house.”

 romance for dummies Writing a Romance Novel For Dummies

By: Leslie Wainger

Writing A Romance Novel For Dummies is perfect for both beginning and more accomplished writers who are looking to get the leading edge on writing a romance novel and get it published. Leslie Wainger, Executive Editor at Harlequin Books, explains what it takes to become the next Nora Roberts, providing the techniques you need…”

How to Write an Erotic Novel

Maybe you want to try your hand at erotica; something risqué, something that will get your heart pounding and your blood pumping. Here are a couple titles to help you get that seductive edge over your competition.

 erotica 1 The Cheater’s Guide to Writing Erotic Romance For Publication and Profit

By: Morgan Hawke

“There are lots of Creative Writing books out there. This isn’t one of them. There is very little that is actually creative about writing for profit. The trick to NOT getting burned-out writing professionally–figure out what the market is asking for, then Bend the Rules to make YOUR vision come through anyway! And that’s what this little volume is all about–bending the rules to suit yourself, while satisfying your bank account.”

 erotica2 Improve your erotica: A beginner’s guide to writing better smut.

By: Ruby Kiddell

“Improve your erotica: A beginner’s guide to writing better smut, is a light-hearted look at simple things the beginner writer can do to improve their erotic writing. Ruby’s writing style is friendly, fun and she clearly practices what she preaches. This short book covers writing essentials for all writers, but in particular for those writing erotica. She includes tips to help the writer avoid being the literary equivalent of bad foreplay or an uninteresting date and ends with the command to her readers to “…tell me what happens next?” If you always wanted to write erotica and didn’t know where to start, let Ruby take you under her wing and give you a gentle nudge to get writing.”

 erotica3 How to Write Hot Sex: Tips from Multi-Published Erotic Romance Authors

By: Shoshanna Evers

“How to Write Hot Sex: Tips from Multi-Published Erotic Romance Authors This collection of essays by multi-published erotic romance authors details the art of writing sizzling hot sex scenes. Whether you’re writing sensual, steamy, or full-on explicit sex scenes, writers can learn from the authors who write and sell sexy books for a living.”