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What Is, What If, What About...? Mini-Course

When you have an idea for a romance novel, you probably have lots of ideas...and even more questions. Do you know when in the novel the meet-cute should take place? What is "rapid release?" And should you do it? Can you mix genres and realistically get a traditional publishing contract? How do you know if you need a content warning on your book?

This mini-course provides answers to many commonly asked questions, as well as explanations of the concepts so you start strong when you're ready to write your romance novel.
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Meet the instructor

Jeanne De Vita

Jeanne De Vita, creator and founder of Romance Writing Academy, is a professional developmental editor, writing instructor, and widely-published romance author.

While editing New York Times and USA Today bestselling romance authors, top-earning indie romance authors, and aspiring romance authors, Jeanne discovered that writers of all skill levels were looking for easy-to-understand instruction on the essentials of writing a romance novel that would immediately impact the words on the page.

Drawing from her years of experience editing tens of millions of words, Jeanne teaches everything from the technical aspects of writing—such as the structure of the romance novel, where/when the first kiss should happen, and how to pace subplot and balance internal and external conflict—to the really fun stuff, like how to write intimacy and chemistry that keeps readers engaged and characters satisfied.

Jeanne lives in Los Angeles and teaches at UCLA Extension, the Ripped Bodice Bookstore, and extensively for writing groups and individuals. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Notre Dame and enthusiastically believes that with support, structure, and guidance, anyone can learn to write their heart out!
Patrick Jones - Course author