Writing Romance, with Emily Nagoski
Romance Novels account for a huge percentage of book sales—possibly because they are as optimistic and emotionally satisfying as romance itself. In romance writing, a sacred trust exists between writer and reader: whatever heartbreaks and challenges arise, the main characters will find their happily-ever-afters, and the dog will never die. In a world full of darkness, sometimes this is precisely the kind of story we need to read—and write. Spend the morning with a published romance novelist, learning to marry the basics of fiction craft with the specific requirements of this compelling genre. Whether you seek to write historical or contemporary, realistic or paranormal, queer or straight, vampire or time-traveler romances, you’ll come away with tools for writing stories that readers will fall in love with.
Saturday, May 9, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ($75)
Emily Nagoski is the award-winning author of the New York Times bestsellers, Come As You Are: the surprising new science that will transform your sex life, and Burnout. She is also the author of two amazingly witty, sexy romance novels (under her pen-name Emily Foster), The Belhaven Series. Emily is also a renowned sex educator who gives talks and leads workshops around the globe.