Writing Our Own Happily-Ever-Afters:
A Queer Romance Workshop with Author Alison Cochrun
- 399 US dollars$399
Don't miss an opportunity to study romance with the author of THE CHARM OFFENSIVE & KISS HER ONCE FOR ME! DESCRIPTION: Have you always wanted to write a romance novel but don’t know where to start? Do you have a half-completed romcom draft you’re itching to finish? Do you have a completed manuscript that could use some polishing before you begin the journey to publication? Wherever you are in the writing process, this course is for queer romance lovers who have their own stories to tell. Writing romance can be an act of liberation and empowerment, especially for people who haven’t historically seen themselves represented in traditional publishing. The course is designed to help us dig into our why. Why do we write romance and how can we use our why to shape the decisions we make as writers? For writers of every level of experience, this course will help you flesh out and refine your concept, characters, and plot. We will get some serious writing done in class while receiving feedback from peers and the instructor. All I ask is that you come with a seedling of an idea and an eagerness to start writing! CRAFT BOOKS: "Save the Cat! Writes a Novel" by Jessica Brody; "Romancing the Beat" by Gwen Hayes; "The Emotion Thesaurus" & "The Emotional Wound Thesaurus" by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi. You do not need to purchase these books, but we will refer to their teachings throughout the course. IMPORTANT: All classes are taught virtually in real-time in our virtual Zoom classrooms. Must have Zoom downloaded to your computer. For safety and privacy reasons, you will be required to register once at the beginning of the course in order to access each session. Must be 18 years old. INSTRUCTOR BIO: Alison Cochrun is a lesbian in a cardigan and an author of queer romance novels, including The Charm Offensive, Kiss Her Once for Me, and the upcoming Here We Go Again (Spring 2024). She worked as a high school English teacher for eleven years, providing instruction on composition, creative writing, and literary analysis. As a teacher, she values student-teacher connection, equitable and accessible instruction, social justice, and meaningful feedback. As a writer, she values writing about mental health, and authentic and flawed characters falling in love. While she’s by no means an expert in the romance genre, she’s excited to learn and grow with you, to write alongside you, and to work collaboratively to tell beautiful queer love stories.