Romancing With Structure: Getting to Know Romance Beats

2022 April | Craft

WHEN: April 1, 2022 – April 30, 2022 via GroupsIO

Course Description:

Like a sonnet or a haiku, romance novels have a specific structure to them. In this month-long workshop, we’ll use the writing craft book Romancing the Beat to talk about the different components that provide the bones for a good romance. We’ll also discuss real-world examples and why they work so well.

Be prepared to talk about one of your favorite romance novels.

About the Instructor:

Rachel Smoka-Richardson earned her MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She co-wrote CINDERELLIOT (a picture book romance with an HEA!), which will be published in May 2022 with Running Press Kids. Rachel also writes fiction and nonfiction books for kids for Capstone Press. In addition, Rachel is also a freelance editor for romance writers and is currently accepting new clients. Rachel is represented by Dawn Frederick of Red Sofa Literary. Learn more at