How to Write a Swoonworthy Romance Novel
Discover how to create the emotional ride romance readers crave.
Romance is the number 1 selling genre in mass-market fiction with more than a billion dollars in sales each year. Many people read a romance and think, “I can do that!” only to discover that penning emotionally charged novels with a compelling plot is difficult.
A great romance makes you feel everything from the butterfly flutters of a new romance, the titillation of attraction, the frustration and angst of conflict, the devastation of heartbreak, and the happiness of love ever after. Keeping that level of emotional intensity isn’t easy, but it’s crucial if your romance is going to captivate your reader through the meeting, the romance, the loss, and the commitment phase of your story.
In How to Write a Swoonworthy Romance, you'll learn about the romance genre and how to write a romance that has readers swooning. You'll leave the this course knowing:
- The romance genre, it’s subgenres, tropes, rules, and basic romance story arc
- How to plot a romance that readers can't put down
- How to develop characters readers love
- How to write the snap, crackle and pop of an emotionally (and physically) charged romance (even if your romance idea doesn't have love bits, it still needs spark...I'll show you how to create that!)
- Fool-proof writing strategies hook the reader and keep them engaged in the story
- Revision techniques to elevate a good romance to swoonworthiness!
- Tips to getting your ultimate love story out into the world
- And more!
Beyond creating characters and a plot, How to Write a Swoothworthy Romance is going to give you the tips and tricks to crafting a novel that immerses readers into your story of love and happily ever after.
The 8 module course includes lessons, worksheets, resources and more. You'll learn how to breath life into your characters, build tension (romantic and otherwise), and create a crisis that threatens true love. Plus you'll get tips and strategies for strong writing that pulls the reader into your story's world.
How to Write a Swoonworthy Romance is schedule for release in mid-August. Be kept up-to-date on the release date, plus get "How to Write Setting without Boring Your Reader." This article explains the need for setting and provides the secret to writing it so that your readers read it, instead of skim over it.
Hi! I’m Jenna Harte, a die-hard romantic, writing about characters who are passionate about, and committed to each other, and frequently getting into trouble. I’m the author of the sexy, cozy Valentine Mysteries, the first of which, Deadly Valentine reached the quarter-finals in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award in 2013. I’m also the author of the Southern Heat series, set in hot, humid central Virginia.
I also teach writing-related courses and have spoken at a variety of author events including the Virginia Festival of the Book and the Virginia Writers Club annual symposium.
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If you've wanted to write a romance, or you have written a romance but feel it needs a little more swoonworthiness, you won't want to miss this course. Sign up for updates above so you can be notified when the course is ready for enrollment!