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Romance Writing Re-imagined with Valerie Parv

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A one-day comprehensive on romance writing with one of the most successful authors in the field.

The more troubled the world around us, the greater the need for escapist entertainment, possibly why romance novels account for a third of all fiction ebook and print sales in the US alone. But nothing stands still. Are your story ideas evolving to keep up? Do your hero and heroine live in today’s high tech world, meet in up-to-date ways, and have contemporary conflicts keeping them apart?

In this fresh look at romance writing, we’ll explore:

  • Restyling romance tropes to keep them current. How can reader favourites such as amnesia, secret babies, billionaire heroes and sheiks be made to work in 21st century romance?

  • What elements haven’t changed and how should they inform your story planning?

  • Crossing genres: when and how to get it right.

  • The changing ways readers are reading your work, influencing content, manuscript presentation, even how you approach editors and publishers.

Bring along your open mind, story ideas and screen or scribble pad. There’s no pressure and the writing exercises are fun, promise.

About the Tutor

Valerie Parv AM is a Member of the Order of Australia for significant contributions to the arts as a prolific author, role model and mentor. An Australian Society of Authors (ASA) Medal recipient, Valerie has sold more than 34 million copies of her books, translated into 29 languages and as ebooks. She mentors new writers through the Valerie Parv Award created in her honour by RWA Australia, holds a master of arts from QUT and is the only Australian author to receive a Pioneer Award from RT Book Reviews, New York. At her blog she holds First Monday Mentoring to answer writing-related questions. She connects with readers via www.valerieparv.com on Twitter @ValerieParv and Facebook and is represented by The Tate Gallery Pty Ltd internationally.

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