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Romance What is more addictive than romance? Perhaps romance novels. Romance novels account for more than half of all fiction paperback sales in America, and more than 55 million readers worldwide experience the thrills and heartbreaks of the 2,000+ romance novels published each year. 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. In our courses, you will learn about the various types of romance novels and their special requirements. With an accomplished romance author as your guide, you will also learn essential fiction craft elements and where 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.

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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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Oct 7* Tuesdays Online 24 hrs. a day
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* You can still enroll in this class!

Advanced
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
Oct 15* Wednesdays Online 24 hrs. a day
Sample Class
Jan 21 Wednesdays Online 24 hrs. a day
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* You can still enroll in this class!


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