Interested in learning the skills of romantic fiction writing? Turn your passionate imagination and love of the written word into an exciting new career or rewarding hobby. Learn Anything's Romantic Fiction course will help get you started!
Romance fiction is one of the largest and quickest growing genres of writing in the world, so the demand for well-crafted romance novels is enormous. Even if you only want to write for the love of it, or to revel in the beauty of the written word, this genre is for you.
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The Learn Anything's Romantic Fiction course will teach you how to build romantic tension and create emotional barriers, unique plots and romantic settings, characterisation and conflict. You'll also learn to recognise acceptable and unacceptable traits in your main characters! Plus, as your course is delivered by distance education, there are no timetables to adhere to so your study can fit around your current lifestyle.
It's vital to understand the fundamentals of romantic fiction writing before beginning your work. In this module you explore aspects such as theme, purpose, conflict and the importance of plotting. A carefully chosen is integral to your story, along with creating the framework and developing a touch of mystery within your romance.
CHARACTERISATION AND VIEWPOINT
No matter how innovative, exciting and sensual your plot may be, its features will be wasted if your characters are boring run-of-the-mill, two-dimensional cardboard cut-outs. Your aim as a writer is to portray your characters so convincingly that the reader sees them as flesh and blood people, and by selecting and combining various traits and physical attributes, you can build lifelike and multi-dimensional people with whom your readers can identify. Together with plotting and dialogue, this is an essential ingredient in the recipe for successful writing.
Think of some unforgettable people you have "met" in books, such as Rhett Butler and Scarlet O'Hara from Gone With the Wind. Why are they so memorable? What made them stand out for you? Was it their strength of character, larger-than-life attributes, heroic qualities or their evilness/goodness? Ideally, readers should come away from a story feeling a sense of identity with the characters, and sympathetic to their needs and motives. In other words, they must care about the characters and what happens to them.
STORY AND DIALOGUE
Learn how to move your story along, give information to the reader, reveal more about your characters, and create and enhance sexual tension. The subjects of creating dialogue and setting are examined in detail, along with the many mistakes to avoid when writing romantic fiction.
ADD MORE TO YOUR WRITING
Sexual tension is not shown by your hero and heroine murmuring endearments: it comes from the pull of sexual attraction, and the push of whatever is keeping them apart. This can be shown through a clever mix of dialogue and narrative. Introduce a vivid writing style by including elements such as smell, sound and touch.
Examples and techniques of different types of endings are outlined and we look at editing your work. Finally, we provide helpful hints on how to prepare your manuscript and contact a publisher.