Summer School: Writing Romance

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Alli Sinclair
13 January 2017 - 10:00 to 4:00 PM
Alli Sinclair
Early, Emerging
What makes a romance story memorable? How does a writer tap into a reader’s emotions and take them on an unforgettable journey? Find out how to write deeply emotional stories and create chemistry between characters.

Learn how to write a stand-out query letter and synopsis, and discover what opportunities are available for romance writers in this dynamic and ever-evolving genre. 

You will learn

  • about the current state of the romance fiction industry in Australia and overseas, as well as resources and networks available to romance writers worldwide
  • how to write deep point of view to create emotional intensity
  • how to develop goals, motivations and conflicts for characters and storyline
  • how to create scenes that sizzle – page-turning tension between characters
  • how to create an intriguing tagline, query letter and synopsis specifically designed for the romance market.

About Alli Sinclair

Alli Sinclair is a multi-award-winning author published in Australia and overseas. Her stories combine travel, adventure and romance with a dash of mystery. An adventurer at heart, Alli has climbed some of the world’s highest mountains and immersed herself in an array of exotic destinations, cultures, and languages. Alli’s stories capture the thrill and adventure of romance that take readers on a journey of discovery. Alli can be found at

Read the Q&A with Alli 'The days of the bodice rippers are gone'.

Summer School

Read more about our Summer School workshops:

Summer School: Environmental Non-Fiction, 12 January
Summer School: Writing TV Drama, 14 January
Summer School: Creating an Author Platform, 15 January
Summer School: Writing and Your Body, 16 January
Summer School: Writing the end of the world, 17 January
Summer School: Intro to Memoir, 18 January
Summer School: Fictive Expressions, 19 January
Summer School: The Ethics of Using Real Stories in Fiction, 20 January
Summer School: Insight into Editing, 21 January
Summer School: DIY Podcasts, 22 January
Summer School: Your Digital Publishing Options, 23 January
Summer School: The Big Picture: children's books with a social conscience, 24 January
Summer School: Poetry: The Foundations, 25 January

Member $ 145.00
Concession Member $ 135.00
Non-Member $ 195.00

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