Writing Christian Romantic Suspense

Writers of Christian romantic suspense take three great genres
and weave them together so that readers get the best of all three genres in one! That means a heart-warming and heart-pounding story that’s free of graphic immoral content and enriched with faith and hope.

But while a Christian romantic suspense novel can be highly enjoyable to read, it can be a laborious thing to write.

In an attempt to ease the labor and increase the love of the process, I’m always trying to learn ways to improve as a writer. Reading tons of other books in my genre is a fun way to absorb insights and to deduce what works and what doesn’t. But I also learn from articles such as the following, which deal with nitty-gritty specifics while clarifying key points. For any author who’d like to learn how to write Christian romantic suspense well, here’s some advice specific to the genre that’s particularly helpful:

Writing Inspirational Romantic Suspense (Novel Rocket)
Insights from one of the top authors in the genre, Margaret Daley, award-winning author of over eighty books!

Five Tips for Plotting a Romantic Suspense Novel (American Christian Fiction Writers)
Valuable advice for plotting and writing romantic suspense, broken down into 5-easily readable tips by the very popular inspirational romantic suspense author Susan Sleeman.

How To Write A Romantic Suspense (The Seekers)
Excellent advice by award-winning author Sandra Orchard, who is published by Love Inspired Suspense and Revell.

Writing Christian Romantic Suspense (Inspy Romance)
Best-selling Christian author Hallee Bridgeman intelligently breaks down plot into visual writing arcs, addressing the three key elements of romance, faith, and suspense.

Writing Inspirational Romantic Suspense (Ladies of Suspense)
Popular Christian author Cara Putman describes her journey to writing the kind of books she wanted to read.

I hope to find more relevant articles, so I’ll post them as I find them. Have one to recommend? Please contact me and I’ll add it, pronto!

Lastly, while the book Writing the Christian Romance is specific to writing Christian romance, the advice is highly relevant to writing Christian romantic suspense. I own this book, and for anyone serious about writing in the inspirational romantic suspense genre, I highly recommend a copy of this book for your own author library today.