For years I have read romances and they are my favorite to read. I can remember thinking as a teenager, and even as an adult sometimes, that I’d love to write one but had no clue how to or, for that matter, any desire to do so.
Today, I not only read books but I also have been doing a lot of writing. I’ve been working on both my fiction book as well as Mari’s story (which is basically done and almost ready for beta readers). I’ve learned so much in the last few years. I understand better what to do and not to do.
What has helped is reading books on writing. The craft of write takes time to learn. Over time your writing begins to improve more and more. When you read other people’s books you can see what has worked in their novels.
So between reading books on the craft of writing and read fiction books in your genre, just read. You might be amazed at what you can learn.