When I raised this question on eHarlequin's subcare forum, I was advised by multi published authors Michelle Stylles and Donna Alward to get Kate Walkers 12 point Guide to Writing Romance. It's a keeper and you can get back to it repeatedly for future reference. After searching through all book shops and libraries in my country and not being able to find, I emailed a UK based friend Dr Karen Hind of WHO, who said she'll get it for me from amazon.
Then I heard about the 3rd edition so I cancelled with my friend and pre-ordered from The Book Depository. Now I'm eagerly waiting for the deliveries. Donna also advised Writing Romance for Dummies by Leslie Wainger.
Now I came across some online workshops so I'm not sure if I should take them..I'm pretty serious about writing and being published so I'm determined, but unfortunately where I live there is no RWA chapter, the nearest is in NZ and Australia...which after getting published I'll be able to afford to join!
The online workshops are here:http://www.romance-ffp.com/workshops.cfm
If someone checks it out, please advise...Do I take them?