Build Your Business Writing Romance Novels
- 3 hours on-demand video
- 24 downloadable resources
- Full lifetime access
- Access on mobile and TV
- Certificate of Completion
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- Write romance novels and launch your career as a romance author
Create believable characters with strong goals, motivations, and conflicts
Discover how to bring sexual tension to your stories
- Complete numerous practice activities for plot, character, and story progression that will help you create a great romance story
- Write sizzling love scenes that pack an emotional punch
- Identify revision strategies to clean up the discovery draft
- Recognize the different types of editing and select the best editor for your book
- Determine whether independent or traditional publishing is right for you
- Discover how to increase sales with a fantastic cover, title, and description
- Learn methods of growing readership through a website, social media, and promotion
- Explore practical tips for finding time to write
- Write your career business plan with a solid foundation of knowing your writing strengths and opportunities as well as your goals and how you want to achieve them
- Access to a computer
- A basic grasp of grammar and sentencing
Join the ranks of authors who write in the most popular and best-selling genre of all fiction stories. Over 2,000 students enrolled!
This course will help set you on the path to becoming a career author. Learn to write novels, determine a publishing route, promote your books, and complete a flexible business plan that fits your individual goals as a romance author.
Which is your dream?
- You've always wanted to try out this romance writing thing, just to get a feel for it, to see if it would be a fun pastime that would bring in extra income.
- You're balancing family, a day job, and other obligations in the midst of building a writing career, and you need some help.
- You’re at a crossroads with your job and your family is growing, and your dream is to be able to work at home and be a full-time author.
I understand. Whatever your reason for being here, my goal is to make your journey through this course as streamlined as possible so that you can get the most out of it in the briefest amount of time...so you can make your dream come true.
- Anyone who desires a career that will fit individual and family lifestyle
- Anyone who is raising a family and wants to work from home
- Anyone who would like to make a shift from the corporate world to a writing career or have a blend of both
- Although best suited for students of romance fiction, this course can benefit any fiction writer seeking knowledge of characterization, plot, point of view, pacing, and other elements of fiction.
The characters bring to the story internal emotional and intellectual goals, motivations and conflicts that make them the way they are. Discover how to create realistic issues that provide reasons for the hero and heroine to believe the relationship is never going to work. Includes an assignment.
In the section on Organization and Planning, I presented several methods of planning your novel. Now we'll hone in on a romance novel version of the Freytag model with the three-act structure included for timing and pacing reference. Includes downloadable a basic romance plot chart and sample story plotted out.
Planning and organization are key factors when writing a series. Books in a series can increase your sales because the reader wants to get to the next book to see what happens. In this lecture, you'll discover the elements of a series and what readers expect. Includes downloadable series plot spreadsheets--one blank and one with a sample series.
We want to draw in the reader by showing what is happening through the character’s senses and emotions, through his/her actions and physiological reactions.
But how do we keep the pacing and action going without bogging down the story with emotion and description? Where's the balance between showing your reader what is happening versus telling the reader?
This lecture's objective is to provide understanding of how pacing and action tie in with showing versus telling what is happening.