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with Libby Waterford


Romance is one of the most popular and diverse genres in publishing.

This class will introduce you to fundamental concepts of writing romance, whether you are writing a romance novel with a happily ever after, women's fiction, or commercial fiction with romantic elements. We’ll discuss tropes, conflict, backstory, writing intimacy and sex scenes, and how to reach an emotionally satisfying resolution for the characters involved in your romantic arc.


Bring your in-progress fiction manuscript or start a new project. Students are welcome to share up to 1,000 words per week of their fiction for positive feedback in a supportive setting, though sharing your work is not required.


LEVEL:  Beginner & Intermediate


This class is ideal for people who:

Are writing or want to write a fiction piece of any length that contains a romance arc, such as romance, women's fiction, mystery, fantasy, sci-fi, etc.
Are interested in learning about romance as a genre.
Are interested in learning about the romance market and publication paths.
Want to write new words in their project or revise an existing project.
Are beginning or intermediate writers, or are advanced writers new to the romance genre.
What you will take from this class:
Inspiration to continue to work on your project.
Knowledge about romance as a genre and a market.
Confidence to finish your work in progress, revise your manuscript, or start a new work.


Optional: Want an extra hour of one-on-one attention?

Libby will meet with you in person or on Zoom for a one-hour one-on-one session to discuss your work in progress and/or publishing questions. The topics and scope of the session will be established ahead of time by you and Libby. Please choose this option in the drop-down menu when purchasing this workshop. This extra time will be scheduled directly with the instructor.



In-Person at 25 Sylvan Road South, Unit J, Westport, CT 06880

or Online via ZOOM (link will be sent the week of the first class)


4 Fridays

July 12, 19, 26, Aug. 2


10am-12pm EST




About the Instructor...

Libby Waterford has published a dozen steamy contemporary romance titles, has been both indie and traditionally published, and is the past president of the Connecticut Chapter of Romance Writers of America. She has participated in National Novel Writing Month every year since 2008 and is a seven-time winner. She lives with her family in Fairfield County, Connecticut. Visit for a free story.

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