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Have you ever wanted to write a romantic comedy?

You are in the right place! In this 10 week course, you will learn how to craft a romantic comedy that is swoon-worthly. 

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This course starts on September 6, 2021

MAKE THEM SWOON 

10 weeks starting on September 6, 2021

Every Monday you will get access to the next session

Session One: Writing Romantic Comedy/Romance/Light Romance 

  • Introduction to the course 
  • Your Ideal Reader/audience 
  • Genre Clarity for Romantic Comedy 
  • Plot or Pants 

Session Two: The Premise/Promise of the Story 

  • What is a premise? 
  • Premise/story ideas exercise 
  • The Character Archetypes for rom-coms 
  • Understanding your characters' needs/wants/actions 

Session Three: Plotting for Rom-Coms 

  • The 7 plot points in rom-coms 
  • Breaking down traditional story structure 
  • The hero’s journey for rom-coms 
  • How to plot/outline 

Session Four: Character Character Character 

  • No jokes & why 
  • Getting to know your main characters 
  • Character arcs 
  • Who to avoid in your story  

Session Five: Breaking Down Story Arcs 

  • Opening pages/promise of the story 
  • Inciting incident and the new world 
  • The middle & swivel 
  • The climax  
  • All is lost 
  • Resolution 

Session Six: Why Some Stories Fail 

  • Examples of films that should have worked but didn’t 
  • Studying what went wrong/crafting your own pitfalls into stronger scenes 
  • Tips for overcoming common mistakes 
  • Examples of stories that worked from film 

Session Seven: Act 1 

  • Exploring why act 1 is so important 
  • The elements in act 1 you must have 
  • Giving your characters emotions, heart, and a reason to care 
  • The meet-cute  
  • Sidekicks and why they matter 

Session Eight: Act 2 

  • The mushy middle and how to make it strong 
  • External vs internal struggles 
  • Pacing problems 
  • Storyboarding exercise 
  • The mirror moment/reflection/recommitment scene  
  • What’s a swivel?  

Session Nine: Act 3 

  • The climax scene and how to get there 
  • Making life hard for your protagonist(s)  
  • Tips for writing a great climax scene  
  • When your character wants to give up 
  • How to end it on a happy ending 

Session Ten: Putting it Together 

  • Ways to actually finish your WIP 
  • Tips and tricks for organizing 
  • Revisions & editing 
  • Pitching & querying 
  • Social media 
  • Self-publishing or traditional 

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