Fiction Writing Courses

Romance Writing Classes

Writing Webinars

Fiction Mastery Program

Developmental Editing/Story Coaching

Forget vague writing tips…

…that often don’t explain the why’s or hows.

Ditch the generic rules that sound good in theory, but fall apart when you try to
apply them in your own story.

“Make your characters sympathetic.” Why? And how??

“Start with action.” What does that mean, exactly? What if my story isn’t action-

“Have a clear plot with a well-defined arc. Make sure your plot is interesting and
engaging, with plenty of twists and turns.” Yep…I’ll get right on that…as soon as I
figure out what you mean.

“Ensure your character’s goals drive the story.” What does that mean, and how do I
do it?

At Romance Writing Lab, we don’t do vague or generic writing tips. Our online fiction writing classes & writing programs offer powerful, intensive deep-dives to help you become a master storyteller.

Our approach to writing doesn’t just give guidance on what to do, we explain why it matters. That way, you’ll be able to throw away the rule book and write the book of your heart…in a way that captures your readers‘ hearts.

Whether you’re a newbie writer looking to learn the basics of
how to write a romance novel…or a veteran published author ready to power up your storytelling & reignite your creative fires…we’ve got your back.

Our goal is to build your competence & confidence as a storyteller, and your
enthusiasm & excitement as a creator.

We’re here to teach and inspire. Check out our fiction writing masterclass and programs below.

Join our online writing programs now!

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Fiction Writing Masterclasses 

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Two Things Every Scene Needs

Great plot, boring story? It’s a common struggle. But how do you create stories that engage readers on every page, in every scene?


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Crafting Must-Read Backstory

Backstory doesn’t live in the past. It’s one of the most powerful tools the storyteller has, and it can drive your story forward on every page. Learn how in this writing Masterclass intensive.

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Building Remarkable Characters

Forget about making your characters ‘sympathetic.’ Learn powerful techniques to make them remarkable, unique, & unforgettable.

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Essential Keys To Romance Fiction

Romance is the biggest genre in fiction, but you can’t simply add a romantic interest or some hot sex & call it good romance writing. You have to honor the genre. and deliver what readers want.

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Just The (Romance) Turning Points

Turning points are what determines if a story boring or not. But what are turning points, really? And how do you use them to structure and craft a powerful, character-driven story?

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Goals, Motivation, Conflict, & Action

The building blocks of great fiction seem simple, but they can be hard to do right. How do you braid them together to get a powerful story fron Page One through to The End?

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An absolute firehose of knowledge. Kris doesn’t just give information, she puts it together in a way that makes everything crystal clear.  I know all the writing books and have been to dozens of classes, but this was far and away the most valuable writing course I’ve ever taken. 


Published Author

Lots and lots of ah-ha moments.

Kris said she’d help with my characters and romance, but she helped with so much more. I didn’t realize how rotten the structure of my story was, but instead of wanting to give up, Kris’s feedback gave me new ideas and motivation.


Published Author

Kris gave detailed, intensive feedback. She looks deeply into the story and pulls out threads you don’t even know where there, then shows you how to knit it together. Very satisfied. I can’t wait to need her again, but with what she offered, I may not. (Sorry Kris!)


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Fiction Writing Masterclasses

Romance Writing Lab offer intensive masterclasses for writers. Get accelerated, comprehensive deep-dives into the key elements of storytelling. While many of our courses are targeted for the romance writer, offering special tips & considerations for romance genre stories, they’re packed with insights & strategies that will help writers in all genres of fiction.

After taking our writing classes, you’ll have a deep understanding of the dramatic purpose & power of the core elements of powerful fiction, & a toolkit of stratgies & techniques to craft compelling and emotionally resonant stories.

Learn How To Write a Romance Novel…And How To Write Better Romance

You may never have written a word of fiction and need help with all the basics. We’re here to help.

Or maybe you’ve written a few stories, but the story inside you isn’t the one getting onto the page. Maybe the characters aren’t coming alive, or the romance isn’t firing properly. Maybe the pace feels off or the middle sags or the plot is predictable or the structure is wonky, so it’s not driving to a rousing Act III.

We’ve all been there. And we’re here to help.

Maybe you’re a veteran author who’s been up and down the publishing highway since it was a built…but you’re noticing a distinct lack of enthusiasm and excitement. The stories are starting to feel stale. Your creative fires are going out.

Romance Writing Lab is here to help.

It’s Time To Craft Powerful Fiction: Learn What, Why, & How

You’ll learn the “whys” behind the craft rules & concepts you’ve heard a thousand times..and you’ll discover a few rules you can–and probably should–throw away entirely.

We reframe well-worn concepts to make them fresh and crystal clear. You’ll get powerful insights into the heart of dramatic storytelling, both “what to do” and “why it matters.” We’ve seen first-hand how this kind of insight increases motivation, enthusiasm, & creativity in our writers.

But we don’t stop there. It’s not enough to understand what to do, or even why you should do it. You need to know how to do it.

That’s why we provide loads of practical, powerful, concrete writing tips and techniques, strategies you can take back to the story you’re writing today. Students have called our courses “a firehose of knowledge,” and it’s all waiting for you inside our masterclasses.

What kinds of topics do we cover in the fiction writing space?

Story structure. Plotting. Pace. Conflict. Tension. Backstory. Turning Points. Dialogue. Narration. Theme. Character Arcs. Romance Arcs. Plot Arcs. Oh, and how to twine all those elements together, so they build off one another & drive the story forward on every page.

Yep, we’ll show you how to do it all!

All Fiction Writing Masterclasses include:

  • On-demand video courses. Watch anytime, from any device
  • Closed-captioning available
  • Transcripts available
  • Downloadable resources
  • We ocassionally offer special events, such as webinars or discounts. Some of these are
    exclusive to masterclass students.

Come away with a deep, thorough understanding of how to craft powerful, compelling
romance fiction. Discover what your story needs & how to get it on the page.

Write romance that’s powerful, inspired, and inspiring.

Stop banging your head against the creative wall. Join Romance Writing Lab’s masterclasses and break the walls.

Time to stop banging your head against a creatve wall. join our Masterclasses & break the wall.

Kris did everything she said she would. She reframed old concepts so I finally understood. She gave me the tools I needed to do it myself, and she made me excited to write again. Feeling confident and motivated. 1000% satisfied!


Published Author

I’d definitely recommend RWL…. You’ll walk away with a greater understanding of creating a story that packs an emotional punch and has staying power in the readers’ minds. If you’re well and truly stuck, but not yet ready to throw in the towel, you can’t beat the insight that Kris provides.


Published Author

I was struggling plotting turning points but this course saved me…. These lessons take you by the hand through the story arc and explains the plot points…. I’m so glad I took this course. The instructor is excellent.



Discover how to write romance from the inside out

If you’re tired of taking a few scattered courses of a variety of fiction writing topics…

If you’re tired of of struggling to figure out what’s wrong, let alone how to fix it…

If you’re ready to master your storytelling & take it to the next level…

Our comprehensive Fiction Mastery Program is for you!


On-Demand Video Courses


Audio/Podcast Option


Small Group Cohort


Live Group Coaching & Office Hours


Private Discussion Forum


Downloadable Resources

Do you love webinars?

If you love online seminars & workshops, you’ll love Romance Writing Lab’s webinars! We run them intermittently, on a variety of writing- and story-craft topics.

Sign up to be alerted whenever Romance Writing Lab hosts new webinars.

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I came for help with one story, but what I learned will help with every story I’ll ever write.


Published Author

The writing tools provided in this class were so on point and informative! The lectures and homework allowed me new insight into my work in progress and generated ideas I eagerly incorporated into my work. It was a unique and invigorating writing experience. I very much look forward to taking another of her courses.



Kris is very kind and diplomatic in how she tells you how very much your story sucks. Then she shows you how to fix it. 13/10 would use again.


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Want individualized mentoring & editing for your story?

If you’re ready to power up your story with intensive, one-on-one brainstorming, plotting, and story building, try Story Coaching with Kris!

Story Coaching is a bit like developmental editing on steriods, with live calls & email support, tailored to your writing style, voice, skills, needs, and goals.

Go one month at a time, or select a 6 month package & get 25% off!


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