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"I enrolled in Romance I on a whim. It's what I love to read. Why not try writing it? I can't imagine a more supportive instructor and smarter fellow writers to encourage me every step of the way."
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"I thoroughly enjoyed learning about romance novels and was surprised to find them to be such a structured piece of art. The instructor illuminated the distinctions and difficulties inherent in romance writing. She also provided us with the resources to work on our craft and tips to avoid pitfalls that many writers fall into, especially the traps that come with this particular style of writing."
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Creative Writing Classes in NYC and Online with Professional Writing Instructors
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Romance
Romance

What’s more addictive than romance? Perhaps romance novels. They account for a hefty portion of all fiction paperback sales, with many millions of readers worldwide experiencing the thrills and heartbreaks of these ever-appealing stories. For the aspiring writer, there is ample opportunity to publish in this field.
 
To write successful romance novels, you must marry the skills of a fiction writer with a thorough understanding of the genre. Here you will learn about the various types of romance novels and their special requirements, as well as fiction craft and how to market your work.
 
Whether you seek to write historical or contemporary, sassy or suspenseful, we’ll show you how to write romance novels readers will fall in love with.
 
Notes:
The “romance” genre does not refer to any fictional work that contains romance; rather, it refers to novels that are part of established romance “lines.”
 
You may also work on a “romance” novel in either a Fiction/Novel course or one of our other genre courses: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Romance, Mystery.


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Level I
Romance Writing | 10-week Workshop
 
Using a balance of lecture, exercise, and feedback on work from the instructor and classmates, this course gives students a firm grounding in all the basics of romance writing. Everything is presented in a clear, accessible manner.
  • Begin a romance novel
  • Lectures on basics of fiction and romance craft
  • Writing exercises
  • Present work for critique (two times)

Romance I is for beginners or anyone who wants to brush up on the fundamentals.

View a course syllabus.

(3.0 CEU)

Online Classes  
Tuition: $399, Returning Students $369. Registration Fee $25.  
Each class strictly limited to 16 students, ages 18 and up.

Starts New Lecture Location Time Special Enroll
Jan 13 Tuesdays Online 24 hrs. a day
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Level II
Romance Writing | 10-week Workshop
 
Focusing on developing projects and receiving feedback from the instructor and classmates, this course helps students sharpen their skills and work toward completion of publishable work. 
  • Begin or work toward completion of a novel
  • Lectures that expand on basics of fiction and romance craft
  • Present work for in-depth critique (three times)

Prerequisite: Romance Writing I or the equivalent.

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(3.0 CEU)

Online Classes  
Tuition: $399, Returning Students $369. Registration Fee $25.  
Each class strictly limited to 14 students, ages 18 and up.

Starts New Lecture Location Time Special Enroll
Jan 21 Wednesdays Online 24 hrs. a day
Sample Class



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