Topic: WRITING ROMANCE
Duration: 4 hours approx
Delivery: Text, PDF
RPWA Certificate: Yes
"The Market is Ripe - and, If You Follow Rob Parnell's Uniquely PROVEN Advice, Your Success in This Fabulous Genre is Practically Guaranteed!"
Listen - of all the fiction paperbacks published last year, almost 55% of them were genre romance novels.
In an industry worth over 3.5 billion dollars a year - and growing like no other genre, millions are earned by new romance authors on a daily basis (and this could be YOUR MONEY!)
These authors are not mega-stars or TV celebrities - they're just normal writers with homes and families, living in relative obscurity - but with one major difference - they're wealthy!
"Romance is the Most Popular Fiction in the World. It is also the Novel Writer's Most Profitable Market."
Did you know there are over 50 million romance readers out there, some of whom read up to 20 romances a month - even men, who make up an estimated fifth of all romance readers?
(It's also common 'insider' knowledge that around a tenth of romance authors are in fact men - who use female pseudonyms!)
Rob's unique writing course is a proven system for writing a romance - endorsed by romance writers the world over.
Rob Parnell has compiled the 'formula', tested it, verified it with romance publishers and romance writing associations - AND already enabled hundreds of authors to get deals for their romance novels. (One of his students won the Whitbread Prize for best novel of that year!)
A staggering 9 out of 10 writers who've taken Rob's romance course and completed their (let's face it, relatively short) novels have gone on to get publishing deals - from the likes of Harlequin, Mills & Boon, Silhouette, even Harper Collins.
Now, YOU are could be only months - perhaps weeks - away from getting the publishing deal you've always dreamed about.
Because that's the power of the romance genre - the demand for new writers and new romance stories is literally HUGE. And it's always been out there, waiting for you.
All YOU have to do is find out EXACTLY what is required.
It's more than doable - by any writer with a few weeks to spare and a desire for success - and not a little fame. (Romance readers are very loyal by the way.)
The average advance for a category romance is between $5,000 and $15,000 - and you usually get royalties on top - say, $15,000 to $50,000 - for just ONE book!
Sales of romances are almost guaranteed. You don't need to be a big name author. Romance readers will buy your work anyway - simply because it's out there!
All YOU have to do is find out how to write EXACTLY what romance publishers want - and that is the bit this course makes SO easy for you!
This course shows you, step by simple step, how to invent your main characters, then how to structure your plot into a commercial romance story.
Here are the course contents:
Module 1. "Modern Romance, its Place & Purpose"
Module 2. "The Myth of the Romance Formula"
Module 3. "Creating Dynamic & Believable Heroines"
Module 4. "Fun, Poignant & Realistic Motivating Factors"
Module 5. "Location, Setting & Background in Time & Space"
Module 6. "Hearts, Flowers & Weddings - The New Thinking"
Module 7. "Portraying Desire: How Much Sex is Too Much?"
Module 8. "Power Plays, Dreams and Perfect Pacing"
Module 9. "Overcoming Obstacles to Love & Lust"
Module 10. "Climaxes, False Starts and Denouements"
All this and lots of exercises, extra information, tips and pointers on writing style, voice, point of view, dialogue, flashbacks, foreshadowing, creating drama, tension and, as you'd expect from Rob Parnell, fast and effective easy writing, editing and polishing.
There is also important advice on preparing and submitting manuscripts for publication. The end section also includes a current market listing for romance publishers AND a list of romance literary agents.
Welcome to Romance Writing
Introduction to Romance Writing
Lesson One: Modern Genre Romance, its Place and Purpose
Lesson One - EXERCISE: Inventing Character Snapshots
Lesson Two: The Myth of the Romance Formula
Lesson Two - EXERCISE: The Ten Obstacles to the Perfect Union
Lesson Three: Creating Dynamic and Believable Heroines
Lesson Three - EXERCISE: A Simple Guide to Plotting
Lesson Four: Fun, Poignant and Realistic Motivating Factors
Lesson Four - EXERCISE: Dialogue, Point of View and Creativity
Lesson Five: Site, Setting and Background in Time and Space
Lesson Five - EXERCISE: Templates, Style and Conflict Management
Lesson Six: Heart, Flowers and Weddings - The New Thinking
Lesson Six - EXERCISE: Writing Space, Format, Questions and Answers
Lesson Seven: Portraying Desire - How Much Sex is Too Much?
Lesson Seven - EXERCISE: Fast Writing, Short Stories and Structure
Lesson Eight: Power Plays, Dreams and Perfect Pacing
Lesson Eight - EXERCISE: Dramatic Structure and Creating Dynamics
Lesson Nine: Overcoming Obstacles to Love and Lust
Lesson Nine - EXERCISE: Ideas for Romance Stories, Inspiration
Lesson Ten: Climaxes, False Starts and Denouements
Romance Agent and Publisher Listing
Hi, Rob, I thought this was a great course. A lot of information! I found the exercise about creating your writing spot extremely helpful. I had a place wher...Read More
Hi, Rob, I thought this was a great course. A lot of information! I found the exercise about creating your writing spot extremely helpful. I had a place where I usually wrote, but once I created a different environment with flowers, a candle, a red shoe scotch tape holder and my three little muses it really makes me want to write. I have to admit that I was skeptical when I started the course and am not sure yet if I could do a romance for the main reason that I never had a relationship with anyone other than a bad experience and I am 65. So I have no example of how a date even goes. I can imagine and that is all. But I learned a lot about the genre and may try writing for the christian romance market.Read Less
As all Rob's courses, this one gives the writer the tools to successfully negotiate the murky waters of any romance story. Thank you Naas
As all Rob's courses, this one gives the writer the tools to successfully negotiate the murky waters of any romance story. Thank you NaasRead Less
This course was excellent. Informative and to the point. No fluff. I loved the course.
This course was excellent. Informative and to the point. No fluff. I loved the course.Read Less
I like the format of this course, with exercises leading to a complete book, and all the extra information is really useful, especially the mind prep exercis...Read More
I like the format of this course, with exercises leading to a complete book, and all the extra information is really useful, especially the mind prep exercises.Thank you for providing an easy to follow course which incites writing and confidence.Read Less