Online Workshop: Six sessions
Week of October 1st – November 5th
Virtual Meetings: Tuesdays, 8:30pm – 10pm EST
Think romance writing is easy? Think again! In this six week online course, award-winning romance author Alyssa Cole will give you the tools you'll need to give your readers a satisfying and unforgettable Happily Ever After. On-line written lectures on topics such as: traditional versus self-publishing; the elements of genre romance; chemistry, tension, and consent; exploring emotional depth; romance worldbuilding; and more. Lectures will be supplemented with selected readings, and writing assignments will be workshopped to help students improve their craft. What the world needs now is love, so if you've got a story demanding to be told, or want to rework one gathering dust in your drawer, this is the course for you!
Alyssa Cole is an award-winning author of historical, contemporary, and SFF romance. Her Civil War-set espionage romance An Extraordinary Union was chosen as the RT Reviewers’ Choice Award’s Best Book of 2017 and the American Library Association’s RUSA Best Romance for 2018. She’s contributed to publications including Bustle, Shondaland, The Toast, Vulture, RT Book Reviews, and Heroes and Heartbreakers, and her books have received critical acclaim from The New York Times, Library Journal, BuzzFeed, Kirkus, Booklist, Jezebel, Vulture, Book Riot, Entertainment Weekly, and various other outlets. When she’s not working, she can usually be found watching anime with her husband or wrangling their menagerie of animals.
All registered students are expected to log into the WetInk platform during the scheduled Virtual Meetings each week to participate in a text chat discussion with the teacher.