Romancing the Novel: The Craft of Writing Romance - THURSDAY

  • Creative Writing
Jan 27 2022
Mar 17 2022
Instructor: Kris Waldherr - VIRTUAL CLASS
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  5. Thu7:00 - 9:00 pm (EST)
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Romance novels are currently the most profitable corner of the publishing industry. Thanks to Netflix’s Bridgerton, new audiences are discovering—and penning—this most comforting of literary genres. In this eight week introductory class for new romance writers and writers who want to incorporate romantic elements in their fiction, we’ll cover the ingredients of a successful romance novel: plot structure, tropes, reader expectations, and “sizzle” levels. We’ll also read and discuss passages from romance novels to gain an overview of the genre, explore the fascinating ways recent books mirror cultural advances for women, and look at paths to publication. Generative writing prompts get you started writing your own romance and we’ll share excerpts in class for gentle, supportive feedback.



This is a VIRTUAL workshop. 

Your Zoom link will be sent via email approximately one week prior to the start of the class.


Class dates

01/27/2022, 02/03/2022, 02/10/2022, 02/17/2022, 02/24/2022, 03/03/2022, 03/10/2022, 03/17/2022


Participants must be 19 years or older when the program starts.

Program enrollment capacity

Minimum: 6

Maximum: 12

Registration period

Registration starts on 10/22/2021 and ends on 02/10/2022.

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