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The romance genre consistently ranks as the top selling category of genre fiction. What can the self-published novelist do to gain success in this popular, yet crowded, niche?
Maybe the most important thing you could do to prepare for writing romance is to read romance. Consume romances like candy, in the style of most rabid romance readers. The more you read, the more you’ll see the elements that appear over and over again. You’ll develop an instinct for what works and what doesn’t. Check out lists like USA Today Bestsellers and start reading.
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Auburn Seal is the author of eight books including historical fiction, cozy mystery, paranormal romance, and science fiction. She doesn't believe in dipping her toe in the water of experimentation, but rather jumping in and making the biggest splash possible. Her first book, Roanoke Vanishing, was published in 2013. Discover more about Auburn and her various projects at www.auburnseal.com