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Write Your Own Romance Beat by Beat

Date: 2/7/18 – 3/14/18

Location: The Loft at Open Book

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Ages: Adult

Class Level: Open to All Levels

Genre: Fiction

• Regular: $210.00
• Member: $189.00
• Low-Income: $147.00

If you want to write and sell a romance novel, this class is for you. Like all genres, there are rules and conventions to follow. In this class, you will learn about character tropes, plot, and the important beats you must hit when writing a romance.

The first couple of classes will be devoted to creating a loose plot and character sketches for your very own romance. Each student will come up with their own story to work with for the duration of the class. (It can be silly, just a learning exercise for the purpose of the class, or a book you hope to finish.) In each successive class, we will write a pivotal scene in our outlines. If all goes well, you will have a few chapters and a roadmap for success by the end of the class. I will read up to 30 pages for each student at the end of the course. Recommended reading: Romancing the Beat by Gwen Hayes.