WHEN Materials available starting June 5
Though we can't promise that your novel will sell 10 million copies like 50 Shades of Grey, we can help you write a smart, polished manuscript that will appeal to agents, editors, and readers.
In this class, you'll read sample chapters from successful romance novels and learn the elements of historical, contemporary, paranormal, and erotic romance to find your perfect niche in the current marketplace. You'll complete a working draft of your romance novel, all while receiving expert, personal feedback from one of the genre's stars.
In this class, you will learn how to:
- Build emotional and sexual tension quickly and effectively
- Create compelling characters, from heroes to villains
- Write sparkling dialogue that drives the plot, develops characters and heightens tension
- Revise, cut, and tighten your manuscript
- Find an agent and market your book and brand
By the end of class, you will have:
A working draft of your romance novel manuscript.
The online classroom has several components:
- Lessons: Learn new skills through written lessons
- Discussion: Join a weekly live, interactive discussion via IM and video
- Assignments: Complete homework and receive instructor feedback
- Forums: Exchange resources, meet peers, and ask your instructor questions
Her romance novels have been New York Times and USA Today best-sellers, translated into more than a dozen languages. They have been nominated for numerous awards, including the Romance Writers of America RITA Award. Sarah has been named one of the best new voices in romance by Booklist magazine, which hailed her as a "literary supernova."
Sarah MacLean's Courses
Romance Novel Writing (Starts June 5)
"Learning from Sarah was the best! What could be better than learning the romance genre from one of its stars? Sarah really knows the romance genre, and it showed in her teachings. Her insights on the market, and on my manuscript, were invaluable." -- Julie Hinz
"Sarah is an excellent teacher. I highly suggest this class for first-time or beginning romance novel authors. Not only did I develop a manuscript and enjoy professional editing help but I also learned a lot about the industry along the way!" -- Mclean Robbins