So You Want to Write a Romance Novel?

So You Want to Write a Romance Novel?

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So You Want to Write a Romance Novel?

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Online learning option now available – join our online classes with livestream video classes over Zoom.

You will need to sign up for a Zoom account prior to your first class. A link to join the class via Zoom will be sent 24-48 hours before the first class and will include a link to a Zoom “How To” document.

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So You Want to Write a Romance Novel? - Sydney Course

Online learning option now available
Join our online classes with livestream video classes over Zoom.

Romantic fiction commands over 50% of mass market paperback sales worldwide, and a recent survey by HarperCollins ranks Penrith NSW as #1 for romance novel sales. Why is this genre so popular and what constitutes a saleable story? What are the popular tropes and reader expectations? And how do you go about writing one?

Join Paula Roe, an award-winning, multi-published fiction author who will break it all down, answer your questions and explain exactly what a romance novel is/is not and why romance continues to endure (it’s not all about the kissing!). She is a regular Borders Books bestseller and one of only five Australian authors who write for Harlequin Desire, a line published by Harlequin Enterprises, the biggest romance publisher in the world. Harlequin books go out to over 28 countries and are translated into 28 languages in 114 international markets on six continents. Before publication, Paula’s writing won and placed in various contests, including Wisconsin Romance Writers Fabulous Five Silver Quill, Magnolia State Dixie First Chapter, Romance Writers of Australia’s Emerald Award and the Valerie Parv Award.

You will learn practical techniques on how to plot and develop your romance novel. There will be writing involved in this course and by the end, you will have an outline of your romance novel’s plot, characters' goals, motivations and conflicts.

Online learning for this course is at scheduled class times and sessions. It could include:

  • Livestream video classes online;
  • Interaction with your tutor and other students during livestream video sessions;
  • Group exercises, group discussion, reading dialogue, written exercises, and games to practice new learned skills in an enjoyable way.

Please note: You will need access to the internet and a smartphone, tablet, computer or laptop in order to participate in the livestream video classes.

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across North and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Carlingford, Chatswood, Ryde, Mt Druitt, Richmond and many more. Enrol today or enquire now!

Course Outline

In this course students will learn:

  • what romantic fiction is and is not
  • an overall view of the publishing landscape
  • reader expectations vs other genres
  • practical techniques on how to plot and develop your romance novel

Course Outcome

By the end of the course students will:

  • be able to identify the elements of romantic fiction
  • have a clear understanding of their chosen subgenre
  • be able to outline their story plot and their characters' goals, motivations and conflicts.
  • have greater knowledge to further develop their own stories

What to bring

Please bring a:

  • Pen and pad or laptop

Other Information:

  • No textbook required
  • Comprehensive course notes provided

Prerequisite

The ability to read and write in English at an intermediate level or higher.

Important Information

Please note: You will need access to the internet and a smartphone, tablet, computer or laptop in order to participate in the livestream video classes.

Delivery Mode

Online learning for this course is at scheduled class times and sessions. It could include:

  • Livestream video classes online;
  • Interaction with your tutor and other students during livestream video sessions;
  • Group exercises, group discussion, reading dialogue, written exercises, and games to practice new learned skills in an enjoyable way.

Please note: You will need access to the internet and a smartphone, tablet, computer or laptop in order to participate in the livestream video classes.