How to Write a Romance Novel

Margaret and I are proud to accounce our collaboration on the first of our multimedia OpenLearning courses: https://www.openlearning.com/courses/romance

http://youtu.be/O1InkKBXZfU

Course Description

Romance is one of the fastest-growing sectors of publishing, in both traditional books and e-versions. The biggest-selling book of all time, 50 Shades of Gray, is now among them. Regular readers worldwide consume these books like magazines so there is constant demand. Romance has expanded to mix with other genres such as crime, sci-fi, horror so that there is ample scope for creative writing.

This course provides a strategic approach to getting your romance novel published. As you do the activities you are building your marketing plan and learning how to write what the readers are seeking and, importantly, what the key publishers will be likely to accept.

Experience from judging writing contests, publishers’ guidelines and feedback, and readers’ reviews is synthesised for you so that you can save countless hours fine-tuning to increase the chances of your creative efforts being published.

Course Presenter

Margaret Penhall-Jones

Hi – As a romance writing contest judge I’ve seen it all – the good, the bad, and the misguided. I want to share with you what took me many years of study and writing. I can save you countless hours and disappointment by applying strategy. I’ve worked in the government, legal and private sectors, writing across the full range from government policy documents to short stories. I’ve seen how important it is to tailor your creative efforts to what your audience wants.  As a counsellor and psychotherapist I’ve seen the full spectrum of human drama so am familiar with the new directions romance writing is taking as it mixes with contemporary social concerns.

The course will launch in 2015 through www.openlearning.com. Cost for this course will be $30Aus.