Should you be looking to become a full-time writer of romance, I have the one web site on the internet with all the answers to your many, many questions. Well, no, I don’t. I have the exact opposite.
There’s a lot of meaningless drivel on the internet (hi there!) and most of it merits exactly zero notice, but this site is just a clusterfuck of wowser: Got the Thing in Becoming a World-renowned Writer?. The first paragraph alone may harm you, your neighbors, and possibly people you don’t even know. You might be so spellbounded by the writing that you pass out cold, particularly after this piece of advice:
You write what you read and that means you need to read a love of romance stories to get some ideas from experts before you and that’s it in the nutshell
Wait, that’s it? Really?
But the site that page links to is an even bigger treasure trove of WTF, particularly this quote:
If you’ve ever finished a great romance and thought to yourself, “Hey, I could write one of those!” there has never been a better time than the present to fulfill your dreams.
Yes. Fuck the economy. Quit your job now!
Seriously. If you’ve ever finished a great romance and thought to yourself, “Hey, I can do that!” you have one of the following problems:
a. a clearly deluded sense of how easy it is to write a great romance (hint: it is not easy)
b. an inaccurate method of evaluating that which might be a “great romance.”
I mean, sheesh, who hasn’t finished a romance novel so profound in its brilliance that it leaves you in breathless tears, and paused to think, “Nice, but I could do better.”