Writing Gay Relationships In Fiction

2021 November | Craft

WHEN: November 1, 2021 – November 30, 2021 via GroupsIO

Course Description:

Diversity and inclusion are beautiful things, especially in romance where every character deserves a happy ending. Maybe as a writer, you’re interested in trying something new and writing a romance involving queer men or women. This class will talk about the history of queer fiction, the art of writing a gay romance, how to avoid stereotypes and harmful tropes, and where to find sensitivity readers and more information about the queer community.

About the Instructor:

Ivy Quinn has written the novel Frozen Ashes and Smoldering Shards with her co-writer, Midnight Voss. The book was part of the USA Today bestselling Sirens and Scales boxset in 2018 and is currently being revamped and expanded into a longer work. She also co-wrote the novella, The Golden Stag, the first in her Jager Detective Agency paranormal noir books with Megan Hussey. That novella was published in the limited edition and also USA Today Bestselling Once Upon a Rebel Fairy Tale anthology set last summer. She worked as a ghostwriter for four years on over sixty novellas and a dozen novels, some Amazon bestsellers. She’s also taught workshops, including one on novella writing and one on adapting fanfiction ethically into original works, for a variety of RWA chapters, including the Maryland Romance Writers, the Central Pennsylvania Romance Writers, the Young Adult Romance Writers, and the Yosemite Chapter of the RWA. Currently, she (usually) balances her graduate school work in psychology with her writing schedule, which includes the Fanged Fairy Tales series, the Vegas Shifters series, and more of the Jager Detective Agency novellas currently in development for Sapphic Alliance Fiction.