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Online Feedback Clinic: Romance



Anne Gracie




The market for romance novels is huge, hungry and international. Work on your romance novel, and receive individual, personalised feedback from a successful and experienced writer. Learn what it takes to create a romance novel that readers will love. Develop a strong premise, create an appealing opening chapter, wow readers with your "meet cute" and sensual scenes, creating emotional punch, and wrap it all up with a sigh-worthy happy ending. This online course actively encourages sharing of your work with your cohort as well as with the tutor.
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The online forum for this clinic will open on July 18. Registration for the clinic will close at noon on July 21 and the first deadline is 11.55pm on July 21.

Pieces of up to 1000 words due 21 July, 25 August, 22 September, 27 October , 24 November.

Our Online Feedback Clinics are asynchronous, with no face-to-face meetings, allowing you to engage with the content at the times of day and week that suit your schedule. They are hosted on our private Wordpress server. There will be an optional Zoom introduction to the clinic website for those less confident with technology, which will be recorded for those who cannot attend live. For more information on our online feedback clinics, please read our FAQs

You Will Learn:

  • about the genre promise and reader expectations
  • techniques for developing unforgettable and appealing characters
  • ways to deepen reader engagement with your story
  • to create and strengthen tension, both generally and in romantic/sexual terms
  • the power of sparkling dialogue

About the Tutor:

Award winning Melbourne author Anne Gracie earns her living from her writing. Having started her first novel writing by hand in notebooks while backpacking solo around the world, Anne is now a national bestseller in the USA (published by Penguin Random House, USA) with books translated into more than eighteen languages. Anne loves to talk craft-of-writing, and has delivered writing workshops in the US, Australia and NZ. Find her at: www.annegracie.com.

Not a Member?

Members of Writers Victoria receive up to 37% off the full price of our workshops, seminars and courses. In addition, members have access to a range of other discounts and opportunities and receive a subscription to 'The Victorian Writer' magazine. Memberships start from just $50. Find out more about becoming a member here.

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Phone: (03) 9917 8463
Email: [email protected]

Registration for this event ended on 21 July 2022 - 11:59
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