How to Become a Romance Writer

Learn what makes romance fiction the most popular genre in the world with the help of an award winning romance author.
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 (80 ratings)
2,566 students
How to Become a Romance Writer
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 (80 ratings)
2,566 students
By the end of this course you will have: • An understanding of what attracts you to romance fiction and how you can focus on one particular subgenre and make it your own. • An appreciation of romance story craft and how the romance genre offers authors a wide range of opportunities to explore their creativity. • How to understand, appreciate and develop your own ideal process as a writer.

Requirements

  • Access to a computer or word processor
  • • Five to thirty minutes a lecture so that you have time to work through each session and consider your answers to any exercises in detail.

Description

Have you ever read a totally enthralling romance novel and been so carried away with the characters and their love story that when you turned the last page you asked yourself, I wonder if I could write romance like that?

The good news for writers is there has never been a better time to create your own romance stories and find readers who will enjoy them.

Romance Fiction is by far the most popular form of commercial fiction enjoyed in the US today. Romance Fiction dominates the best seller lists and estimated sales for 2012 were over 1.4 Billion dollars.

Sales of romance have never been higher and publishers are looking for romance fiction of all genres and lengths to satisfy their readers.

In addition, digital only publishers have greatly increased the number of opportunities for romance writers to share their stories with the world.

This is your chance to be part of the booming market for romance fiction.

This course has been created for any aspiring romance writer, including:

    ·Passionate readers of romance fiction who would love to share their own stories with readers around the world.

    ·Creative writers who would like to explore whether romance fiction is a genre that they would enjoy.

    ·Anyone who already writes romance fiction for pleasure and needs help to move to the next stage and write professionally.

As a professional romance author I am going to discuss how to:

    ·investigate the wide range of romance fiction currently being published,

    ·how to research the type or romance fiction you love to read and would like to write

    ·overcome uncertainty and create and shape your own fiction

    ·learn the fundamental elements that make romance fiction special, so that you can get started and shape your writing from the start.

    The Course has been divided into FOUR Sections.

    Section 1. Welcome and Introduction to the Course

    Section 2. Introduction to Romance Fiction

    Section 3. How to Craft your Story

    Section 4. Your Writing Process.

    The course consists of a combination of video lectures and quiz exercises to checks on your understanding, using examples taken from romance fiction.

    At the end of the course you will have

    ·a much clearer appreciation of what kind of romance fiction that you enjoy and want to write, and

    ·how to use the specific story craft techniques to create compelling romance fiction.

    You will also receive a fully illustrated PDF book of the full and extended lecture notes that you can keep and refer to any time you need.

Who this course is for:

  • • Passionate readers of romance fiction who would love to share their own stories with readers around the world
  • • Creative writers who would like to explore whether romance fiction is a genre that they would enjoy.
  • • Anyone who already writes romance fiction for pleasure and needs help to move to the next stage and write professionally.

Course content

5 sections • 16 lectures • 2h 53m total length
  • Introduction to the Course
    03:30

Instructor

#1 Amazon Bestselling Author, Blogger and Authorpreneur
Nina Harrington
  • 4.6 Instructor Rating
  • 189 Reviews
  • 5,387 Students
  • 6 Courses

ABOUT NINA HARRINGTON

NINA HARRINGTON is an award-winning romance and crime author, speaker, presenter and blogger.

Over 1.5 million copies of Nina's books have been sold in 28 countries and translated into 23 languages.

Nina trained as an industrial scientist and was a professional university lecture and technical writer for several years before forging a new career as a full-time author.

Nina founded the ProlificAuthor to share what she has learnt in publishing, story craft and life as an author-entrepreneur, so that every author can make informed choices and decisions about the best publishing model for their book.

·What works and what doesn't work. Especially the later.

·What are the biggest wastes of time and money.

·What authors can do to share their stories and help readers find them.

·What opportunities are there to create new outlets for your work.

You can find out more about Nina at her website.

Enjoy your course!