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  • Workshop
  • Online: Zoom
  • Adult (18+)
  • 5 Weeks

Writing Romantic Couples: Unleashing the Power of Love in Your Story

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  • $235.00 Non-Member
  • $225.00 Member

Class Description

Writing a romance that feels genuine is important if you want readers to believe your characters’ love story. In this class, we’ll delve into the intricate tapestry of romantic relationships and discover the secrets to constructing unforgettable romantic pairs. Whether romance is the main focus or a subplot of your story, this class is for you! From that first “meet cute” to enduring love, we’ll uncover the nuances of developing romantic love on the page through character development, chemistry, and conflict without falling to cliché. We’ll have engaging discussions, thought-provoking writing prompts, and insightful assignments so you can discover how to breathe life into your characters and kindle their romance. We’ll also review excerpts from a variety of genres and authors, including Andrew Sean Greer, Emily Henry, Casey McQuiston, Akwaeke Amezi, and David Yoon.

Romance is for everyone – whoever takes center stage in your story and whatever kind of love you want to explore in your story — this class will equip you with the tools for creating believable chemistry and tension on the page.

Please Note: This class does not meet on November 23rd (Thanksgiving Day).

Class Format

This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. About 15 minutes before your class is scheduled to begin, you'll receive an email from your instructor with a link to join the class meeting!

Scholarship Information

Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

For more detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.

Scholarships Format/Location

Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

For more detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.

This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. Please visit the Resources tab to access the video-conference link.

Zoom Participation:

Students are not required to turn their camera on, but are encouraged to participate any way they feel comfortable through functions such as the live chat, emoji reactions, and unmuting the microphone. Learn more about using Zoom here.

Zoom Accessibility:

We ask that instructors enable closed captioning and send a transcript of the session after class. You can also enable closed captioning at any time during the meeting. If your instructor forgets to send the transcript, just send ’em an email!