Story Craft Trainings & Workshops

Want to write page-turning fiction?

Looking to master the craft of writing?

Ready to power up your storytelling?

You’re in the right place.

Whether you’re just starting out or are a veteran author, Romance Writing Lab’s online, on-demand & in-person workshops and classes will help you write better, faster, more powerful fiction.

From character & plot to tension & theme, we break down the key components of powerful fiction with fast, fun, informative lessons so you can use the concepts & strategies in the story you’re writing TODAY.

If you want more individualized attention, check out our small-group mentoring programs and 1:1 Story Coaching!

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All Classes Include:

  • On Demand Video Lessons (captioned versions also available)
  • Audio Downloads Available (perfect for commutes & walks)
  • Short, Targeted Sessions
  • Mobile Responsive
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Remarkable Characters

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Writers are advised to make their characters sympathetic. But maybe that’s not what you need at all…

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Romance writing courses

Just The (Romance) Turning Points

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Most plotting methods aren’t targeted for the romance genre. Ours is. Come learn how to nail the key, ‘Big Story’ turning points so you can write faster, better stories.

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Must-Read Backstory

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Don’t underestimate backstory. It can kill your story…or  save it. Come turn your backstory into serious Story fuel.

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All The Romance Beats

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Plot a page-turning romance with this deep-dive course, covering every essential story beat, from Page One to The End. Expanded intensive of ‘Just The (Romance) Turning Points.’

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Master the essential elements to craft a powerful romance.

Keys to Romance Fiction

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Romance readers know what they want. You need to know how to deliver it.

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Private Story Coaching

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1:1 personalized attention for your story. Brainstorming, editing, in-depth feedback, & mentoring. Live 1:1 sessions.

We offer full Story Coaching packages or a one-time consult!

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Romance Fiction Mastery Course

Take a deep-dive into the craft of storytelling with this 4 month intensive course that mixes on-demand video lessons with live Office Hours/Q&A with Kris, weekly cheerleading emails to keep you on track, downloadable resources, and a private discussion forum (Facebook won’t know anything about us).

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TO PUT ON INDIVIDUAL COURSE PAGE: Includes:

  • Over ## On-Demand Video Lessons
  • Live Open Office, group coaching Q&A calls
  • ?? 1:1 Story Consult with Kris ??
  • Downloadable resources
  • Weekly emails to keep you on track
  • Private discussion community

OUTLINE

Welcome (Live Meet & Greet to welcome everyone, outline the course, & answer questions.

Keys to Unforgettable Romance (2 weeks/1 Live open office hours Q&A)  Explore the essential components of romance fiction.

Essential Romance Structure (4 weeks/2 Live) Learn Kris’s signature “Just The (Romance) Turning Points” method for crafting a strucurally sound, emotionally-driven romance. Then we break down every story beat you’ll want in your novel drive dramatic tension.

Crafting Remarkable Characters (4 weeks/2 Live) Break down the crucial elements of character-driven fiction. Then explore specific, powerful strategies to make your characters leap off the page.

Backstory As Story Fuel (4 weeks/2 live) Take a deep-dive into the almost limitless power of backstory to fuel Story & interweave plot, romance, and character arcs. Then learn concrete, indispensible techniques for writing backstory on the page. You’ll never have a dreaded info dump again. Your readers will be begging to read your backstory.

Powerful Openings (2 weeks/1 Live) Master the fine art of grabbing your readers by the heart…on page one. Learn specific, dynamic strategies for crafting opening chapters guaranteed to turn your story into a page-turner.

Testimonials

Kris really knows her stuff! There is so much information in this class. I not only learned a lot for the book I’m working on, but I know this is going to help me in the future.

-Rona

This was a great class. Kris is very knowledgeable, answered questions thoroughly and promptly, and really broke down the material into understandable sections.

-Kia

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