What we're about

Are you a romance novel addict? Have you started writing your own novel? Or perhaps you're thinking that you'd like to start? This group is a monthly, two-hour workshop on writing emotionally satisfying romance novels—from prose to plot. No matter your favourite romance subgenre, seasoned contemporary, urban fantasy, historical—all are welcome!

Each month, we’ll study a different romance novel and examine its plot structure and character development. We’ll follow up with a short discussion on the craft of creative writing, such as point of view, or setting up a scene, or specific romance plot points like the romantic black moment. We’ll chat about ongoing works, offer friendly feedback as a group, and encourage and inspire each other to keep going.

What makes me qualified to run such a workshop? As an indie-romance editor, I have closely studied the different subgenres of romance—its many tropes, norms, and rules—to be the expert my indie-romance authors need me to be. I have an MFA in creative writing and I have spent seven years in the classroom as a teacher. In addition to this, I am a contributor to Blush, a romance ezine out of Australia, which forces me to keep current on all the latest romance trends.

Upcoming events (1)

CANCELED! First romance book club and workshop meeting--reboot.

Sorry! I have a last minute flight to Chicago to deal with a family emergency and can no longer host this event. Sadly no one is available to replace me so we'll just have to try again next month.

Past events (1)

First romance book club and workshop meeting!

The Castle

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