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 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
A love of writing stories
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.
Who this course is for:
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.
Rating: 5.0 out of 511 months ago
I am a business owner as well as a writer.
This course not only gave me the tools to cultivate my story... it also gave me amazing ideas and strategies for my other business'. I am ever so grateful, this course is worth more!
12 sections • 41 lectures • 3h 3m total length
The Romance Novel Reader
A Brief History of the Romance Novel
Sugar and Spice and Oh So Nice: Characteristics of a Romance Novel
Planning your Novel: Organizational Tools
They're Everywhere: Coming up with Ideas
Not Your High School English Class: Premise and Theme
Character Internal Goal, Motivation, and Conflict
Character External Goal, Motivation, and Conflict
Whole Body Exploration: Getting to know your Characters
Prep and Plan, Yes You Can: Plotting
Weaving in Subplots
Writing a Series
Skeleton, Piece of Poo, Rough Draft: Whatever you want to call it, just write!
Scene and Sequel
Start with a hook, end on a cliffhanger: Chapters
Get Into Her Head: Point of View
Sink the Reader Into the Story: Show, Don't Tell
Bring on the Sexual Tension
Love is in the Air: Intimacy and Love Scenes
Flesh it out, Clean it up, Next Draft: Your Revision Process
Pam Roller is an award-winning author and has been writing for over twenty years. A former publishing and freelance editor, she currently writes contemporary and historical romance. As a contest judge, she has read hundreds of manuscripts and advised new and experienced authors. Pam loves to help with story structure, plot ideas, characterization, and that all-important goal of getting your main characters to fall in love.