Write a Romance Masterclass Johannesburg 11 March

Sun Feb 11, 09:00 - Sun Feb 11, 15:00

Pod off Grayston


Do you want to write a romance?  Do you want to write a book but not sure where to start? Do you want a writing career? 

Join writing coach Sarah Bullen for a practical and intensive workshop and learn how to plan, craft, write and submit a romance novel. We will focus on high-consumer romance styles .... think Mills&Boon, Harlequin, Avon, Sillhouette. 
Romance is a high-turnover genre and publishers are always looking for strong stories. This course will make sure you find a niche and get writing. 

Please visit this page for more info Write a Romance 

"I am a huge personal fan of romance novels in all shapes and forms.  Nora Roberts has got me through some of the hardest times in my life. Harlequin and Silhouette gave me my teenage fantasies. I have bookshelves packed with romance novels and when friends come over - those are the first books they grab. Yes we all want to read Milan Kundera, but we BUY the books we love. And global sales show those are romance novels!" says Sarah. 

The digital publishing world has really been the biggest booster of the romance novel. Instead of ordering via post or sneaking it into your shopping as women used to - you can order online, any time and read it instantly.

The genre is filled with exciting new authors and sub-genres. 

"This course is very hands-on. I like to push writers to plan and write a novel that has an end-goal of getting published. We focus here on getting you to write a genre romance."

*  Most romance imprints accept unagented submissions all year long from aspiring authors across the globe.
*  These books are structured and follow a formula. 
*  They are shorter than a full-length novel 
*  They are a great way to learn the ropes of writing
* They can be very lucrative. 
*  There are sub-genres that make publication more accessible. 

This masterclass will show you how to plot, plan and execute your book.  he day includes a delicious lunch and all materials.  Be prepared to work hard but you will walk away with a plan and a book in the making. It is a jam-packed day. 
We will cover: 
* Different imprints and what they are looking for
* How to Structure your Book
* Finding Your Book Genre and Subgenre
* The Tip Sheets
* Developing Your Main Character
* Developing Your Love Interest
* Adding Plot Points and Structure
* Sexy Settings 
* How to Write Love Scenes that Sizzle
* How to make your characters unforgettable
* How to Submit Your Book to Publishers

“I would have told you earlier, but as it was your birthday . . . What do you give the man who has everything? I thought I’d give you . . . me.”    
E.L. James, Fifty Shades Darker 

 "I wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed the course in February. It was one of the most worthwhile things I have done in years. It has also given me some new ideas regarding a lengthy memoir that I have finished but am currently not happy with." -  Nadine Raal Wasserfall 2016

"My word count is currently 9000 words, not that great I know but I am working  to a 40 scene scaffolding. I am enjoying writing romantic/erotic fiction and never thought I would attempt something like this" - participant Cape Town 2017 I can tell you, I learned so much and couldn't wait to start reworking my manuscript.  -  Francine Beaton, 'Playing for Glory' Romance Series 2017, Cape Town

"Just to say how nice it was to meet you and to thank you for the absolutely fabulous course! I only wish I had met you or someone like you 30 years ago! If I had, I think maybe I would have been able to call myself an author today. I desperately needed that kind of guidance way back then from someone who knows the industry as you do." - Denise Pienaar 2017

Yours, in writing. Sarah Bullen 



Write a Romance Masterclass Johannesburg 11 March
Pod off Grayston
108 Elizabeth Ave, Parkmore, Sandton, 2196, South Africa
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