Hi my name is Cortney and I'm 15.
I've been trying to write a book for a while now and i can never get through with one before i get a different idea and start another story. But my thing is..... I don't know much about romance and that is the type of book I want to write..... A Christian Romance.
I also want it to be in the horse and buggy days and like on a ranch but i have no earthly idea about any of that stuff.....Answer:
Well, Courtney, when you don't know about stuff, the thing to do is find out. These days, it's easier than ever to get the information you need.
For romance, you might start by looking into the Romance Writers of America. They have many branches and workshops, and they put out a magazine with a lot of information about romance writing. You should also read romance novels to get a feel for the genre (perhaps start with Harlequin's Love Inspired Historical line, which includes Christian Western romances).
As for writing Westerns, you need to read up on the history of the old West so you can create an authentic setting.
I know that sounds like a lot of work, and it is. But if you really love the period and the genre, it can be fun as well.
One thing you might also consider is writing short stories, at first, in order to practise your fiction writing skills. Write a lot of them, and you might find yourself with a few ideas that can be expanded into a full novel.