Creative Writing Class: Romance

Get guidance on your creative writing in Sydney


Shannon Curtis

Shannon Curtis

5k+
4.6 stars (62+)
Sydney Community College

Sydney Community College

4.9 (54)
5k+

7 hours Class size 1 to 12     label $199


Learn creative writing techniques for the romance genre at this one-day workshop in Sydney. By the end of the class, you will understand how to develop a story and package and submit completed work to publishers. 

If you LOVE stories and want to learn how to write a romance story or are even already writing one, then this class is a must-do in Sydney for you. It’s perfect for beginners as you will learn how to deliver a page-turning, heart-stealing experience for genre-savvy romance readers. 

During the workshop we will learn and discuss:

    • The elements that define the romance genre.
    • The different categories of romance stories.
    • The nuances of the audience, market and industry.
    • The core fundamentals of creating characters that create compelling conflict.
    • How to develop a plot and draft a story outline.
    • An understanding of how to approach editors, agents, and readers as a professional writer.


The one-day interactive workshop will include a series of structured activities with positive feedback provided in a supportive environment. 

At the end of the writing course, you will walk away with the confidence to develop your own romance story and submit your work to an editor or agent, or publish it directly to the market.

Please note: This class requires a minimum number of students to run. In the unlikely event that we don't get this number of students, we'll cancel the class; in this case, we'll inform and fully refund you, so please watch your email/SMS 1 day prior to the class

This class can be booked for private events; for more details (including price quote), please just contact us via the button in our profile below.



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What to bring

    • A notebook with removable pages.
    • A pen or pencil.
    • A laptop or tablet if this is what you prefer to write on (optional).
Location

2A Gordon St Rozelle and 2A Gordon St, Rozelle NSW (varies by date; click the date selector to see details)

Your teacher
Shannon Curtis

Shannon Curtis

5k+
4.6 stars (62+)

Shannon Curtis is an award-winning author of contemporary romance, suspense, thriller and paranormal fiction . She writes novels for the Australian, U.S. and UK markets, and was commissioned to write romance novels for The Bold & The Beautiful TV series and a novel connected with a Lifetime Movie Network TV series. She was also the first Australian author to write for Harlequin USA’s Nocturne line, and is published in both category and single titles series.

Shannon was a founding member of the first romance publishing cooperative in Australia, and has been involved in teaching and supporting writers for several years.

Qualifications

Diploma of Professional Romance Writing (Australian College of Journalism)

Achievements

    • Winner: ARR Award for Favourite Romantic Suspense 2017 for her novel, Heart Breaker
    • Winner: PRISM Award for Light Paranormal 2017 for her novel, Warrior Untamed
    • Course Presenter: Bundaberg WriteFest 2014 & 2015
    • Workshop Presenter: RWAustralia Conferences, 2013 & 2015
    • RWA Conference Convener: 2014
    • Published works: fourteen novels and multiple novellas

Teaching style

Shannon loves writing, and wants her students to also love the craft, so has constructed classes to engage and inspire aspiring writers with a mix of presentations, discussions and activities. Known for creating a fun and supportive environment for writers to discuss, learn and troubleshoot their work, Shannon says her main goal is to help support other writers realise their dream for their own writing journey.




Your host
Sydney Community College
Sydney Community College

4.9 (54)
5k+

Sydney Community College is a social enterprise with a mission to offer innovative continuing adult education programmes that support individual efforts and facilitate sustainable social change.

Our mission is to enrich lives, to strengthen adult individuals and to build communities through innovative high quality continuing education and training.


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Sydney Community College is COVID-19 aware This means that this teacher won't run this class if they've had flu symptoms in the last 14 days, and will adhere to relevant government restrictions (e.g. maximum number of guests).
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