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How to Write a Romance and Smash the Patriarchy: Fiction Workshop

May 22, 2021 @ EST 10:00 am - 12:30 pm


Member Price: $65
1 Session, 2.5 hours
Deadline to Register: May 21, 5 pm
Instructor: Elizabeth Everett


Don’t call it trash and definitely don’t call it “mommy porn.” Romance is a big, sexy middle finger at the patriarchy – and its time has come. This workshop provides a general overview of the romance genre and its tropes, as well as the universal structure of a romance novel. Through examples and writing exercises, workshop participants will gain a clearer understanding of the genre and a blueprint for their first attempt at writing a romance. We’ll look at the books Save The Cat, by Blake Snyder; Romancing the Beat, by Gwen Hayes; Private Arrangements, by Sherry Thomas; and Talia Hibbert Get a Life, by Chloe Brown; and access romance writing resources and links.


Elizabeth Everett’s first novel A Lady’s Formula for Love is a historical romance inspired by her admiration for rule breakers and belief in the power of love to change the world. She lives in upstate New York with her family.


Workshops are conducted EST via Zoom, a virtual platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation. To participate, please register by the deadline using the ticket portal below, or go to Scholarships. Zoom links are emailed to registered participants.

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May 22, 2021
10:00 am - 12:30 pm


Virtual Classroom
NY United States
If you would like to make a request for any accommodation, please email us at accommodation@wab.org at least 10 days prior to the event or workshop.

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