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The Business of Writing Romance
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Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
Adults that would like to learn about the business of writing romance.
During this course, we will look at the creative and business aspects of the romance genre, the number-one selling fiction genre in the market. Students will focus on the craft of writing romance through practical, hands-on writing exercises to work on elements like character development, and building tension and emotion. Business discussions will include how to identify publishers, write a query and synopsis, and market your work.
Course Objectives
  1. learn about the craft of writing romance
  2. learn about the variety of methods to publication
  3. practice writing
  4. prepare a manuscript for submission
Outline of Instruction
  1. Write what’s right for you: the many sub-genres of Romancelandia
  2. Create memorable characters, pace yourself, and write well
  3. Navigate your way through the publishing process (identify publishers, agents and editors; self vs. traditional vs. hybrid)
  4. Prepare for submission: editing your work, write a winning synopsis and query
  5. Market your work
Contact Hours
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
CE to CU Articulation
Text and Supplies Needed
Grammar Girl Presents the Ultimate Writing Guide for Students by Mignon Fogarty
Laptop for writing exercises
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 100%
  2. Participation
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
Intended Audience
Adults that would like to learn about the business of writing romance.
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
Related Courses
  • Writing for Children - CSP-4000DEE
  • Romance Writing - SEF-3001ME
  • The Business of Writing for Children - SEF-3001G2
  • The Business of Writing for Young Audiences - SEF-3001IK2
Course Contact Information
Community & Career Education Staff
[email protected]