Structural Editing for Romance Novelists
What you'll learn
- In-Depth story structure techniques for building a page turning romance novel
- How to use the Eight Key story beats of every romance as the spine for your novel.
- Detailed story structure breakdown of a published romance novel
- How you can avoid clichés using the power of transformational character arcs.
- A powerful Eight Step Structural Editing Process that you can apply to any romance fiction project.
- A completed first draft of a romance novel or novella.
- Pen and paper and word processing software.
- A love of the romance genre and subgenres.
Once you have created a working first draft of your romance project, the hard work of self-editing begins.
Story structure editing, which is also known as developmental editing, is the most important stage in the self-editing process.
When a reader picks up a romance book they expect to be entertained.
But more than that. They want to step into the shoes of these characters and be swept away on their journey as they fall in love.
The path the two main characters take on the pages of your book should be choreographed and shaped into the most effective and engaging sequence possible to create a page-turning emotional experience for the reader.
How do you achieve that? By leveraging the power of story craft and story structure.
In this course I will share with you the story structure editing techniques that I use is my own award-winning romance fiction.
My Eight-Step Structural Editing Process can be applied to the first draft of any romance writing project, including short stories, novellas, novels and screenplays.
Who this course is for:
- Authors who want to write a romance novel.
- Authors interested in learning more about commercial romance story structure.
ABOUT NINA HARRINGTON
NINA HARRINGTON is an award-winning romance and 6x International bestselling non-fiction author, speaker, presenter, and blogger.
Over 1.7 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 lecturer and technical writer for several years before forging a new career as a full-time author.
Nina loves to share what she has learned 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.
You can find out more about Nina at her website.
Enjoy your course!