On Saturday, February 9, the heat will rise at the Haviland Club in downtown Charlottetown, as writers of all levels gather to learn more about romance writing in the twenty-first century. Open to both members and non-members of the PEI Writers’ Guild, this sizzling workshop, entitled Heat Rising: Writing the Romantic Revolution, promises to warm participants up from the mid-winter cold.
Led by Michelle Helliwell of the Romance Writers of Atlantic Canada, this day-long workshop will cover romantic arcs, tropes, sub-genres, and how to best use each in order to meet your readers’ expectations. Exercises will include ‘beating out’ that romantic novel outline, and writing that all-important sex scene.
Finally, Helliwell will inform participants about the publishing process specific to the romance genre.
For more information on this workshop, please check out the official workshop page.