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.
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.
This course gives you a firm grounding in the basics of the romance genre, and gets you writing a romance novel. Course components:
Romance I is for beginners or anyone who wants to brush up on the fundamentals. Students must be 18 years or older.
This course helps you sharpen your skills at the romance genre and work toward completion of a romance novel. Writers often repeat Romance II to continue their projects. Course components:
Prerequisite: Romance I (10-week), or the equivalent. Students must be 18 years or older.