Romance Writing Course

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TUTOR: Emma Pass has been making up stories for as long as she can remember. She wrote her first novel – a sequel to Jurassic Park – when she was 13 in maths lessons with her notebook under her work. She used to be a library assistant but now works a full-time writer. Emma is autistic and owned by a very naughty retired racing greyhound called Auburn. She has written two World War 2 romances, both published by Aria Fiction: Before the Dawn (2022), based around the events of D Day, which reached the finals of the Romantic Novel Awards, and The Girl From Norway (2023), set in Shetland and Norway. She also writes for teenagers and children, and has won two awards for her YA novels, as well as being nominated for the Carnegie Medal.

Start Date: 12th June, 2024

Duration: 6 Weeks

Fee: €170

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Course Details

Have you ever wondered how to write romance fiction. Maybe you have been working on a romance novel or poem for a while, but can’t quite seem to get it right. In that case, the Romance Writing Course is for you! Over six weeks, you will learn how to improve your romance writing through engaging activities, assignments, and expert advice from professionals. Whether you have never written before or have been previously published, this Course is for you!

 

Lesson 1: What is Romance Fiction?

The first lesson teaches you the basics of writing romance fiction. You will learn how to structure your romance writing, and how to show, not tell in your writing.

 

Lesson 2: Romantic Characters

The second lesson teaches you how to write characters in a romance story. You will learn how to give your characters motivation and how to develop them throughout your story.

 

Lesson 3: Romantic Dialogue

The third lesson teaches you how to write dialogue in your romance story. You will learn how to write everyday phrases and how to show, not tell, through your dialogue. 

 

Lesson 4: Creating Tension 

The fourth lesson teaches you how to create tension in your writing. This is not only romantic and sexual tension, but any other kind. You will learn how to pace your writing to keep your reader engaged. 

 

Lesson 5: Climaxes

The fifth lesson teaches you how to write climaxes in your romance fiction. You will learn how to structure your acts and how to write an ending. 

 

Lesson 6: Editing and Publishing

The final lesson teaches you how to publish your romance stories. You will learn how to reach out to literary agents and how to self-publish.

Start Date

12th June

Duration

6 Weeks

Price

£160

Tutor

Emma Pass
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