Romancing the Story

Spice up your story in this romance writing workshop with Sarina Dorie.

Upcoming Date(s)
Thursday, February 17, 2022
6-8 PM Pacific

Wordcrafters Online Zoom Studio

Members $39 | Nonmembers $49

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Romance is a strong draw for readers. But what are the elements of romance? How do you develop compelling romantic relationships in your stories? Whether you are interested in writing a romance novel or including romantic elements in a short story, this workshop will help educate you in clichés to avoid and pitfalls in writing romance, as well as how to take the same tired tropes and put a new spin on them to make them fresh and original. We will discuss romance plots, how to create compelling chemistry, romantic tension in any heat level, and what to do if you aren’t comfortable writing a scene with physical intimacy.

Be prepared to do some exercises to up your romance writing skills and discuss market trends for those interested in breaking into this field.


About the Instructor

As a child, Sarina Dorie dreamed of being an astronaut/archeologist/fashion designer/illustrator/writer. Later in life, after realizing this might be an unrealistic goal, Sarina went to the Pacific NW College of Art where she earned a degree in illustration, and to Portland State University for a master’s in education to pursue the equally cut-throat career of teaching art in the public school system. After years of dedication to art and writing, most of Sarina’s dreams have come true; in addition to teaching, she is a writer/artist/ fashion designer/ and dancer. Sarina is the author of over 160 published short stories, and novels too numerous to count. Now, if only Jack Sparrow asks her to marry him, all her dreams will come true.