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How to Write a Romance Novel

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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 10
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Students are required to have internet access necessary devices, and a valid email address that student check regularly in order to take these classes.

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Our Remote Live classes are conducted virtually using the platform of the instructor's choosing (Zoom, Skype...etc.) Meeting information will be emailed to students on the roster prior to the start of the class, therefore it is advised that students register as soon as possible.

Teacher: Alyssa Kress

What you'll learn in this creative writing class:

If you enjoy reading romance novels, you've probably thought of writing one. This class will give you the tools to start and finish a romance novel you can market and publish.

Through lectures and analysis of the structure of a romance novel, we will start with the basics, learning how to develop sympathetic, believable characters, and move on to explore methods of creating a compelling, novel-length plot.

Writing exercises conducted in class will reinforce each lesson as will enjoyable homework assignments. These will be reviewed in class in a strictly supportive environment.  Students will complete the class with a first chapter and/or an outline of their very own romance novel.

Please note, this class has an optional, but highly recommended reading:

  • The Most Dangerous Duke in London by Madeline Hunter
    ISBN-13: 978-1420143904
  • You can purchase this on your own either in Kindle version or paperback.


Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

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To transfer to another class, request must be submitted in writing via email at least seven (7) business days before the original class meets. A minimum service charge of $10 per class transfer will be deducted. 

Important Information: Refunds are NOT issued for absences nor prorated for late registrations. Missed class meetings may not be made up in another class. There is no auditing of classes. Students are highly encouraged to register before class begins.  Returned checks will be subject to a $25 handling charge.

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How to Write a Romance Novel
Reviewed by Kyra Y. on 2/15/2021
Loved the class and the teacher. Alyssa Kress is a fantastic and attentive teacher. Not only did she read each and every homework assignment (plus whatever other writing we wanted her to read), she handed everything back with kind compliments and fantastic leading questions. I got SO MUCH out of this class!
How to Write a Romance Novel
Reviewed by Anonymous on 2/12/2021
Alyssa is wonderful! Would love a follow up class!
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