Romance, rather than adhering to a formula, is actually one of the most diverse genres in publishing. However, to constitute a romance novel, the story must contain a central love story which is resolved in an emotionally satisfying and optimistic way. In this course, we’ll talk about the hallmarks of the romance genre and how to develop your central love story from meet-cute to happily ever after.
We’ll discuss popular tropes, conflict, the black moment, character archetypes, sex scenes, and how to reach that emotionally satisfying ending.
Prompts will be provided, or bring your in-progress romance manuscript to share and discuss via supportive feedback.
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8 Fridays, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14, 28, March 6