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Writing Romance



Saman Shad




Dive into the world of desire with this romance writing masterclass. Discover the intricacies of crafting compelling narratives, understand character development for authentic chemistry, and explore the use of romantic tropes. Whether you’re just starting out or have penned numerous tales of love, this course promises to enhance your storytelling prowess. Equip yourself with the tools to craft resonant and memorable romantic stories.
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This workshop will take place online and will be recorded, with the recording sent to registered participants afterward. Detailed instructions for participation will be provided in the week preceding the event.

You Will Learn:

  • Narrative Structures: Grasp the fundamentals of building a solid framework for your romance story, ensuring a logical and engaging flow of events.
  • Character Development: Delve into techniques for crafting authentic characters, focusing on establishing genuine chemistry and emotional connections between them.
  • Effective Use of Tropes: Understand the various romance tropes, their implications, and how to incorporate them innovatively to avoid clichés.
  • Story Resonance: Learn to imbue your stories with depth and resonance, making it memorable to readers.
  • Story feedback: There will be plenty of time to discuss your romance story ideas as well as any works in progress.

About the Tutor:

Saman Shad is a writer, journalist and teller of stories. Her writing credits span mediums, including radio scriptwriting for the BBC in the UK and the ABC in Australia, and playwriting, with works commissioned by theatres in London and Sydney. She is a regular writer for several publications, including The Guardian, Sydney Morning Herald and SBS. She has also worked on screen projects including The Disposables currently showing on ABC Me. Her debut novel, The Matchmaker, is out now, published through Penguin Australia.

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.

Book early to access our early bird prices! These expire 9 days before the course begins. Please keep in mind that our workshops require a minimum number of participants to run, so booking early also helps ensure that a workshop will go ahead. 

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

Registration for this event ended on 22 March 2024 - 4:00
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