HOW TO WRITE A ROMANCE NOVEL AND FIND YOUR MARKET

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: http://www.torontobookfair.ca/programming/workshops/#!mg_ld=1732

To register: https://www.microspec.com/tix123/eTic.cfm?code=BOOKFAIR14

About Gina Storm Grant

I'm a writer and now, a newbie upcycler. I have 12 books published under 2 pen names. I've taken a 2-year hiatus from writing while I re-purposed my life, but the more I rescue furniture destined to become landfill, the more I feel inspired to write a new book. After all, I gotta do something while waiting for the next coat of paint to dry. Stick with me while I figure out the differences between chalk, milk and mineral paints, which stripper removes shellac and sticky stuff, and whether I want to do stencils, tansfers or decoupage. Oh, and which one is the drill and which the power screwdriver.

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