Romance Writing Workshop

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17 November 2021 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Waurn Ponds Library

230 Pioneer Rd, Grovedale, VIC 3216

(03) 4201 0670

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROMANCE WRITING (PLAIN & STEAMY)
THREE WORKSHOPS | Wednesday 18 August, 17 & 24 November | 1:30 – 4:00 pm
Waurn Ponds Library, 230 Pioneer Rd, Grovedale.
SYLLABUS

Ted’s aims as your tutor …

  • to provide an introduction to the genre
  • to stimulate and sharpen your critical faculties
  • to stimulate and challenge you to write intensively
  • to provide you with detailed and explicit feedback
  • to publish one of your short stories

Tea, Coffee & Küchen
Bring biros, paper &/or laptop

#1 WEDS. 18 AUGUST 1:30 – 4:00 pm.

  • Introduction
  • A Brief History of ROMANCE as a genre
  • The Big Three & Varieties of Romantic Novels
  • Starters & further reading
  • The Market
  • 1st. Assignment [500 words with feedback]

#2 WEDS. 17 NOVEMBER 1:30 – 4:00 pm.

  • Getting into the Nitty Gritty
  • Who? Whom?
  • When the page is blank
  • Plotting the story, opening & closing sentences
  • Resources
  • 2nd. Assignment [3000 words with feedback]

#3 WEDS. 24 NOVEMBER 1:30 – 4:00 pm.

  • Goal Setting
  • Discussion & report on set topics
  • Eros, Passion, Love & Erotica
  • Cinematics
  • 3rd. Assignment [5000+ words with feedback]

TUTOR
Ted Reilly, a retired VCE English / Literature teacher, and sessional tutor at Victoria Uni. His post-graduate studies in Literature were focused on Irish Poetry and the processes of creative writing. He is a founding member of Geelong Writers Inc., and published the literary journal Azuria 2010 – 2019 for GW. His poetry has been published in journals here and overseas, and with Robert Drummond and Grant Fraser published Three Poets (2019 GW).

COST: Geelong Writers Paid Members, $45, Others, $60.

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