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Write a Great Love Story

Write a Great Love Story

Who: Anna Campbell
When:
Saturday 16 June, 10am-4pm
Cost: Full Price:
$195; Member: $135; Conc Member: $120

Romance fiction is arguably the world’s most popular genre, with millions of readers clamouring for new releases from their favourite authors. Award-winning, internationally published historical romance author Anna Campbell will reveal the building blocks of a great love story. Participants will learn practical techniques to turn their stories into books that make people stay up until 3am to finish them.

This workshop will cover the essential elements of the romance novel, including genres within the genre, structure, pacing, characters, conflict, openings, first meetings, first kisses, turning points, black moments, sensuality and love scenes, dialogue, and of course, the blissfully happy ending! Participants will complete structured writing exercises to develop hands-on skills in telling a story that makes readers’ hearts beat faster. This promises to be a fun, information-packed day that helps participants find their feet as romance writers and start writing their bestsellers with confidence.

Expected learning outcomes
Participants will develop a basic understanding of the elements and structure of a romance novel.

  • After moving through a series of structured exercises, participants will learn practical techniques they can apply to their work to create a publishable piece of romance fiction.
  • Participants will commit to their next step in their quest to publish a saleable piece of romantic fiction.

Participant Requirements
Pen and paper

About the tutor
Anna Campbell
has written 10 multi-award-winning historical romances, all set in the first quarter of the 19th century. She has also independently released 17 bestselling novellas. Her work is now published in 18 languages. Since selling her first published novel at auction to HarperCollins US in 2006, she has written full-time. Anna regularly mentors other writers in technical skills, and in romance and commercial fiction writing. She taught widely, including for Romance Writers of Australia and Romance Writers of America.

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