Fall Class Schedule-Chicago, LA, and Online

Pine Heart

 

This fall is going to be busy! If you are interested in taking courses in person, here is the schedule of where I’ll be in September and October. I’ll be teaching at The Ripped Bodice in Culver City, California, as well as the new romance bookstore in Tinley Park, Illinois, Love’s Sweet Arrow. If online education suits you better, I’ve got a number of workshops scheduled that you can enjoy from home (in your jammies)!

Sunday, September 8, 2019, 12 noon PST 

UCLA EXTENSION, ONLINE

FREE

Submitting your Romance Novel

This practical one-hour webinar will teach you the essential format for a query letter and synopsis, will provide tips for making the first chapter of your novel sing, and will give you self-editing guidance so you can clean up some of the most common editing errors yourself. The course is free but registration is required. You’ll have access to the video replay and the worksheets, so even if you can’t attend ON the date of the webinar, please enroll and spread the word!

https://www.uclaextension.edu/writing-journalism/creative-writing/course/submitting-your-romance-novel-prep-free-webinar-writing

 

Sunday, September 22, 2019, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. PST

The Ripped Bodice Bookstore, Culver City, California 

$30

Sex Scenes Writing Workshop

Learn how to keep lips from tangling and your modifiers from dangling in this hands-on writing workshop on writing sex!

Bring your laptop, tablet, or notebook and plan to study examples from historical, paranormal, and contemporary romances and then practice with writing prompts provided in class.

https://www.therippedbodicela.com/events-and-tickets

 

Sunday, September 29, 2019, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. PST

The Ripped Bodice Bookstore, Culver City, California 

FREE

Focus on Craft: Bookclub for Writers

WHETHER YOU ARE A WRITER, AN ASPIRING WRITER OR JUST LIKE TALKING ABOUT GOOD BOOKS, EVERYONE IS WELCOME! September Book: Maria Vale, The Last Wolf

https://www.therippedbodicela.com/events-and-tickets

 

 

Beginning Wednesday, October 2, 2019 through December 10, 2019 

UCLA Extension, ONLINE 

$695.00

Romance Writing II

This fully online workshop is designed to follow Romance I, but if you have not taken Romance I and would like to enroll, you may contact me to discuss. Romance II is a workshop-based ten week course that will provide craft lessons weekly as well as rigorous deadlines and peer critique so you can finish your romance novel!

https://www.uclaextension.edu/writing-journalism/creative-writing/course/romance-writing-ii-writing-x-4142e

 

Sunday, October 6, 2019, 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. PST

The Ripped Bodice Bookstore, Culver City, California 

$60 (total includes two class meetings, second to follow on November 10)

Paranormal Romance Master Class

Class 1 will cover the essentials of writing paranormal romance–how not to write yourself into a corner and how to smoothly develop the worldbuilding so your reader doesn’t get bogged down and distracted from the romance! We’ll have exercises and examples to study, and for Class #2, you’ll complete a writing sample to be workshopped!

https://www.therippedbodicela.com/events-and-tickets

 

Saturday, October 19, 2019, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. CST

Love’s Sweet Arrow, Tinley Park, Illinois 

$15 

Read a Book, Learn to Write!

In October, I’ll be leading a one-hour discussion of the book Too Sweet To Be Good by K.M. Jackson. Romance lovers should come for the book-club style discussion. Romance writers will learn about craft through a modeling exercise based on the book!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/read-a-book-learn-to-write-tickets-70851864835

 

Sunday, October 20, 2019, 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. CST

Love’s Sweet Arrow, Tinley Park, Illinois 

$25 

Romance 101

Curious about how to write a romance novel? Have questions about craft, the market, publishing, and all the behind the scenes work that goes into creating your favorite books? Join us for Romance 101! Part publishing primer, part craft instruction, with plenty of Q&A!

 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/romance-101-tickets-70852324209?aff=ebapi

 

 

Interested in any of these courses but can’t make it to a bookstore? All of my courses will be available online in November 2019. I’ll be sharing details soon!

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