Editing Romance Novels Digital Curriculum
And they lived happily ever after.
It may sound cliché, but the happily-ever-after ending in romance novels keeps those books selling, which means authors are still writing romance novels, which means there’s a market for romance novel editors!
Whether you’re editing historical, contemporary, or steampunk romance, there are certain elements that readers (and publishers!) expect to see in a romance novel. In this four-week class, we’ll look at those elements that make a novel a romance, as well as reviewing some fiction-editing basics.
Here’s what you can expect from Editing Romance Novels 201:
- The Basics of Good Fiction (and how to incorporate them in romance novels)
- Romantic Characters (from their meeting to their attraction to the minor characters around them)
- Romantic Plots (learning to pace the romance, make it difficult, then bring the characters together)
- Common Mistakes (including mislabeling books as romance, cliché situations, and more!)
If you’ve never studied fiction editing, this class includes a good introduction; if you’re already editing fiction, it will be a good refresher! This stand-alone course can help new editors kick-start their careers while helping seasoned editors strengthen their skills so they can expand their services to include a new genre.
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