How to Outline Your Romance Novel - Fast!

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Course Description

In the modern publishing world, any successful fiction writer has to become more productive and prolific than ever before.

As a full-time writer, I know how easy it is to get distracted and confused by all of the different story structure elements that need to be in place to create a powerful romance.

You know what happens when things go wrong and you don’t think your story is working. You lose momentum. You lose interest. You stop and move on to the next shiny thing which is untainted by your sense of frustration and failure.

But here is the secret.

When you are planning to write a new romance story, all you need to focus on are the characters, and how they are going to change during the course of the romance as a result of the relationship.

That’s right. Forget standard screenwriting structure and focus on the core of any romance fiction – two characters and their journey to falling in love. That is what will make your story both unique and compelling.

Advanced story craft techniques are very handy at the editing and revision stage when you shape your story for the reader – but not here. This first draft is for you!

Instead, we use the power of character arc and emotional conflict to create a simple but effective emotional story map for your romance novel.

As you write your romance, your characters will come to life on the page and reveal their true personalities through what they say and do, but you will never find out unless you can get those characters onto the page and interacting with one another – fast!

Find out how you can outline your romance fiction faster than you thought possible, even if you know nothing about story structure.

This is the exact process I have used to create my award-winning romance novels.

Here is what I will be covering:

Emotional Story Maps: How to develop the opening chapters of your novel in less than an hour using romance story maps.

Perfect for Intuitive Writers: Use this 6-Step Story Development Process to make sure that you never get lost again – but with the freedom to take detours and respond fully to where your characters take you. You can finish this romance - and love the writing process.

Case Study: Follow the development of a contemporary romance story from idea to finished script.

Who this course is for:

  • This course is meant for anyone who has a compelling idea for romance story but know very little about story structure.

Course content

4 sections • 10 lectures • 2h 10m total length

Instructor

#1 Amazon Bestselling Author, Blogger and Authorpreneur
  • 4.4 Instructor Rating
  • 257 Reviews
  • 6,593 Students
  • 7 Courses

ABOUT NINA HARRINGTON

NINA HARRINGTON is an award-winning romance and bestselling non-fiction author, speaker, presenter and blogger.

Over 1.6 million copies of Nina's books have been sold in 28 countries and translated into 23 languages.

Nina trained as an industrial scientist and was a professional university lecture and technical writer for several years before forging a new career as a full-time author.

Nina founded the ProlificAuthor to share what she has learnt in publishing, story craft and life as an author-entrepreneur, so that every author can make informed choices and decisions about the best publishing model for their book.


You can find out more about Nina at her website.

Enjoy your course!

Expected Outcomes

  1. Outline the opening chapters of a romance novel and pre-plan the Emotional Story Map for the entire novel. Feel confident that you can complete your romance novel. Requirements Students should have a clear understand of the kind of romance fiction that they love to read, and therefore would love to write. Description In the modern publishing world, any successful fiction writer has to become more productive and prolific than ever before. As a full-time writer, I know how easy it is to get distracted and confused by all of the different story structure elements that need to be in place to create a powerful romance. You know what happens when things go wrong and you don’t think your story is working. You lose momentum. You lose interest. You stop and move on to the next shiny thing which is untainted by your sense of frustration and failure. But here is the secret. When you are planning to write a new romance story, all you need to focus on are the characters, and how they are going to change during the course of the romance as a result of the relationship. That’s right. Forget standard screenwriting structure and focus on the core of any romance fiction – two characters and their journey to falling in love. That is what will make your story both unique and compelling. Advanced story craft techniques are very handy at the editing and revision stage when you shape your story for the reader – but not here. This first draft is for you! Instead, we use the power of character arc and emotional conflict to create a simple but effective emotional story map for your romance novel. As you write your romance, your characters will come to life on the page and reveal their true personalities through what they say and do, but you will never find out unless you can get those characters onto the page and interacting with one another – fast! Find out how you can outline your romance fiction faster than you thought possible, even if you know nothing about story structure. This is the exact process I have used to create my award-winning romance novels. Here is what I will be covering: Emotional Story Maps : How to develop the opening chapters of your novel in less than an hour using romance story maps. Perfect for Intuitive Writers: Use this 6-Step Story Development Process to make sure that you never get lost again – but with the freedom to take detours and respond fully to where your characters take you. You can finish this romance - and love the writing process. Case Study : Follow the development of a contemporary romance story from idea to finished script. Who this course is for: This course is meant for anyone who has a compelling idea for romance story but know very little about story structure. Show more Show less Course content 4 sections • 10 lectures • 2h 10m total length Expand all sections Introduction to the Course 1 lecture • 3min Introduction to the Course Preview 03:02 The 6-Step Story Development Process 1 lecture • 13min The 6 Step Story Development Process Preview 13:05 Let the Characters Do the Talking 3 lectures • 22min How to use the power of Story Maps to build compelling opening scenes 06:22 How to Expand Stage One into an Opening Sequence of Scenes 12:26 Setting a Target Word Count for Stage One of your Romance Novel 03:24 Creating Emotional Story Maps 5 lectures • 19min Creating an Emotional Story Map 07:07 Writing the Scenes 10:14 Conclusion. Bringing it all together. 10 pages Extended Transcript of the Videos in PDF Format 63 pages Bonus Lecture: Case Study and Online Resources Preview 02:05 Instructor Nina Harrington #1 Amazon Bestselling Author, Blogger and Authorpreneur 4.4 Instructor Rating 257 Reviews 6,593 Students 7 Courses ABOUT NINA HARRINGTON NINA HARRINGTON is an award-winning romance and bestselling non-fiction author, speaker, presenter and blogger. Over 1.6 million copies of Nina's books have been sold in 28 countries and translated into 23 languages. Nina trained as an industrial scientist and was a professional university lecture and technical writer for several years before forging a new career as a full-time author. Nina founded the ProlificAuthor to share what she has learnt in publishing, story craft and life as an author-entrepreneur, so that every author can make informed choices and decisions about the best publishing model for their book. You can find out more about Nina at her website. 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  2. Feel confident that you can complete your romance novel. Requirements Students should have a clear understand of the kind of romance fiction that they love to read, and therefore would love to write. Description In the modern publishing world, any successful fiction writer has to become more productive and prolific than ever before. As a full-time writer, I know how easy it is to get distracted and confused by all of the different story structure elements that need to be in place to create a powerful romance. You know what happens when things go wrong and you don’t think your story is working. You lose momentum. You lose interest. You stop and move on to the next shiny thing which is untainted by your sense of frustration and failure. But here is the secret. When you are planning to write a new romance story, all you need to focus on are the characters, and how they are going to change during the course of the romance as a result of the relationship. That’s right. Forget standard screenwriting structure and focus on the core of any romance fiction – two characters and their journey to falling in love. That is what will make your story both unique and compelling. Advanced story craft techniques are very handy at the editing and revision stage when you shape your story for the reader – but not here. This first draft is for you! Instead, we use the power of character arc and emotional conflict to create a simple but effective emotional story map for your romance novel. As you write your romance, your characters will come to life on the page and reveal their true personalities through what they say and do, but you will never find out unless you can get those characters onto the page and interacting with one another – fast! Find out how you can outline your romance fiction faster than you thought possible, even if you know nothing about story structure. This is the exact process I have used to create my award-winning romance novels. Here is what I will be covering: Emotional Story Maps : How to develop the opening chapters of your novel in less than an hour using romance story maps. Perfect for Intuitive Writers: Use this 6-Step Story Development Process to make sure that you never get lost again – but with the freedom to take detours and respond fully to where your characters take you. You can finish this romance - and love the writing process. Case Study : Follow the development of a contemporary romance story from idea to finished script. Who this course is for: This course is meant for anyone who has a compelling idea for romance story but know very little about story structure. Show more Show less Course content 4 sections • 10 lectures • 2h 10m total length Expand all sections Introduction to the Course 1 lecture • 3min Introduction to the Course Preview 03:02 The 6-Step Story Development Process 1 lecture • 13min The 6 Step Story Development Process Preview 13:05 Let the Characters Do the Talking 3 lectures • 22min How to use the power of Story Maps to build compelling opening scenes 06:22 How to Expand Stage One into an Opening Sequence of Scenes 12:26 Setting a Target Word Count for Stage One of your Romance Novel 03:24 Creating Emotional Story Maps 5 lectures • 19min Creating an Emotional Story Map 07:07 Writing the Scenes 10:14 Conclusion. Bringing it all together. 10 pages Extended Transcript of the Videos in PDF Format 63 pages Bonus Lecture: Case Study and Online Resources Preview 02:05 Instructor Nina Harrington #1 Amazon Bestselling Author, Blogger and Authorpreneur 4.4 Instructor Rating 257 Reviews 6,593 Students 7 Courses ABOUT NINA HARRINGTON NINA HARRINGTON is an award-winning romance and bestselling non-fiction author, speaker, presenter and blogger. Over 1.6 million copies of Nina's books have been sold in 28 countries and translated into 23 languages. Nina trained as an industrial scientist and was a professional university lecture and technical writer for several years before forging a new career as a full-time author. Nina founded the ProlificAuthor to share what she has learnt in publishing, story craft and life as an author-entrepreneur, so that every author can make informed choices and decisions about the best publishing model for their book. You can find out more about Nina at her website. Enjoy your course! Show more Show less Udemy Business Teach on Udemy Get the app About us Contact us Careers Blog Help and Support Affiliate Impressum Kontakt Terms Privacy policy Cookie settings Sitemap © 2021 Udemy, Inc. window.handleCSSToggleButtonClick = function (event) { var target = event.currentTarget; var cssToggleId = target && target.dataset && target.dataset.cssToggleId; var input = cssToggleId && document.getElementById(cssToggleId); if (input) { if (input.dataset.type === 'checkbox') { input.dataset.checked = input.dataset.checked ? '' : 'checked'; } else { input.dataset.checked = input.dataset.allowToggle && input.dataset.checked ? 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