Many people feel that they can become successful #Romance authors simply because they know what feelings and #Emotions feel like in the body and in the mind. These people may have been in relationships, and they may have gone on some blind dates, and some of them may even know what love feels like. And it's possible that they also know how devastating breakup can be. But just because you've been in a relationship before doesn't mean that you will be a great romance writer.

It's important that your feelings and emotions are in the story that you're trying to write. #Readers of romance are willing to do with what is on the market and they read books from some of the best romance authors in the history of the genre.

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They have expectations and if you are not putting everything into your story, they will be able to see it quickly. In other words, your personal experiences with romance, love, and emotions are crucial to making your book a success - but you can't rely on that alone.

Do your research

Readers will be able to see if you don't have any romance novels on your bookshelf at home. They will be able to pick up on the fact that you haven't read many romance novels before you decided to become an author. Perhaps you have an idea as to how you want your story to unfold but it would be silly to push this story into the romance genre just because it sells well. Instead, don't try to figure out a way into the romance category if your book won't fit.

Many people try their hands at romance writing because they assume it's the easiest genre to conquer.

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These people haven't actually read romances written by major authors such as Danielle Steel and Nicholas Sparks. If you're not interested in the genre as a reader, chances are that your lack of research is going to show in your novel. It would be wise to do some research before you dive into a huge novel, including reading some of the best in the industry.

Do some genre research to

There many different genres of literature under the romance label. There's a broad category of romance, a contemporary romance which focuses more on modern-day relationships and dynamics, or even a suspense romance or a paranormal romance. You can get a pretty good idea of what is available and what is selling on major resellers websites, such as Barnes & Noble or Amazon.

If you have an idea for a novel and you are not quite sure how to approach it, it would be wise to do the majority of the research to see if you fit into any of the ones currently available. Remember, you can always strive to become a best-selling author in a particular sub-genre of romance, such as paranormal romance. That will definitely put you on the map, especially if your book becomes a best-seller on a major resellers website, such as Amazon.

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Are you surprised that many people who try their hand at romance actually haven't read any romance themselves? Are you surprised that readers will be able to pick up on the fact that your writing does not contain any feelings and emotions that they are used to from other authors?