Introduction to Romance Writing

I have teamed up with the Manitoba Writers Guild and am putting on an evening seminar to cover the basics of romance writing. If you are in the Winnipeg area, it will be in the ArtSpace Building (218-100 Arthur Street) on Thursday, February 15th from 6-9:30pm.

Please feel free to share with any writers you know. Tickets are available here.

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As Valentine’s Day looms, minds wander to thoughts of love (and heart-shaped, chocolate-filled boxes.)

MWG can help you with the love. If you are a romance reader and have always wanted to write one, Elle Rush will start you on your way with this Introduction to Romance Writing workshop.

Topics will include:

What is a Romance? How does it differ from love stories, women’s fiction, and erotica? Participants will also examine the various sub-genres within romance, including Contemporary, Historical, Paranormal, and more.

How do I plot the story? There are four basic ‘Acts’ or segments of the romance story, each important to the plot. Find out what they are and how to ‘flesh them out’.

How do I avoid romance stereotypes? Elle will discuss common and popular tropes, character development for your protagonists, and why references to Fabio should be left in the 80s.