Going to the Fair. You should sign up for this writing course taught by fellow TRWers:

Have you ever considered writing a romance novel?

In a two-hour workshop on Sunday, November 16th, at 2:30 p.m., at Inspire! the Toronto International Book Fair, award-winning and multi-published authors Ann Lethbridge and Mary Sullivan will get you started by reviewing the genre, talking about the craft and answering questions about writing and selling romance.

Topics will include:

1. OVERVIEW OF THE INDUSTRY: sales statistics, sub-genres of romance, what is considered hot and what is not, defining the romance novel and how it differs from women’s fiction, how to find and target your market.

2. READER EXPECTATIONS: Happily Ever After, focus on the relationship, sensual tension vs sex, formula vs story, purple prose vs passion.

3. KNOW YOUR CRAFT: types of plotting, conflict, point of  view, world building, where to start, where to find resources that can help you move forward.

4. TODAY’S MARKET: traditional publishing, small press, self-publishing, publicity and promotion.

For information:!mg_ld=1732

To register:


About Gina X. Grant

Gina X. Grant writes ingenious plotlines with twists, turns and sometimes magic. She is represented by Rosemary Stimola, the agent who also represents the Hunger Games series. Gina’s RELUCTANT REAPER trilogy is available from Simon and Schuster’s Pocket Star imprint. She lives in Toronto, Canada, just blocks from the house she grew up in. She’s married to a friendly curmudgeon from a mining town in Northern Ontario. They have one rescued hound, Storm, named for Gina’s other pen name. Storm Grant—the writer, not the hound dog—writes engaging action adventure with two heroes. Since 2007, she has published with a variety of e-publishers and more recently, self-publishes. Gina’s and Storm’s books are available at all your favorite etailers, such as Amazon, Kobo and iTunes. Visit or to find out more.

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