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Learn the techniques of the Romance writing genre with our creative writing short courses in Sydney!

Do you love love stories? Do you want to learn how to write a romance story? Or perhaps you are writing one, and you are wanting to learn how to get published in romance.

Romance is the highest-earning popular fiction genre in the world, with the most avid and voracious readers, and in this writing course, you’ll learn how to write a romance novel, as well as what a reader/editor/agent is looking for in a romance story, and how to deliver that page-turning, heart-stealing experience for the genre-savvy romance reader.

Learn the tools and techniques to build engaging characters who will overcome emotional and physical obstacles to forge strong and powerful relationships and an enduring love that will have your reader sighing long after they’ve finished your book – and hurrying out to buy the next one. The workshop includes a series of structured in-class activities with positive feedback in a supportive environment as students learn the fundamentals of romance writing in this practical, interactive course.

Learning outcomes 

By the end of this romance writing workshop, you should have:

  • an understanding of different genres and categories of romance fiction, the market, and the industry of romance publishing
  • learned how to create heroines readers want to cheer for, and heroes readers... want
  • an understanding of the development of a relationship on the page, and how it connects with the story
  • learned how to develop plot and structure best suited for your works that will hook the reader
  • an understanding of how to package your completed manuscript for submission to an editor or agent, or publish directly to the market.

What will be covered in this romance writing workshop? 

  • The elements that define the romance genre, as well as the different categories of romance stories, and the nuances of the audience, market and industry.
  • The core fundamentals of creating characters with well-motivated objectives that create compelling conflict.
  • How to develop a plot and draft a story outline that will have deliver that swoon-worthy read.
  • How to approach editors, agents, and readers as a professional writer.

Who is this romance writing workshop for?

This workshop is suitable for beginners and students with some creative writing experience.

Workshop venue 

Rozelle Campus

2A Gordon Street, Rozelle NSW 2039 (corner of Gordon St & Victoria Rd in the grounds of St. Joseph's Church)

If driving, there is no entry into Gordon Street from Victoria Road. Last block on your right before Victoria Road. Pedestrian access is opposite Prince Street.

What to bring to class

  • a notebook with removable pages
  • pen or pencil
  • a laptop or tablet if this is what you prefer to write on (optional)

This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for Creative Writing Course: Romance Workshop

This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for Creative Writing Course: Romance Workshop

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Course testimonials:

  • said: The topics covered were excellent.

  • said: So informative and practical. Great application of each stage of writing a romance novel given by the tutor. Huge value for money. My only 'criticism' - one day is not long enough. I think this could be given over 2 days.

  • said: 5 stars

  • said: Amazing course, I learned so much and feel so encouraged and ready to write my own romance novel. Shannon was an incredible teacher that ensured the concepts, skills and conventions were accessible to all. Have been recommending to all friends interested in this area.

  • said: Friendly, welcoming learning environment. Learned valuable techniques and strategies.

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