Classic Writing Romance Fiction

Learning How To Write Romance Stories


For almost 100 years, the romance genre has dominated fiction. From the early pulp romance magazines through the days of paperbacks and into the category romances, the novel length varied from 25,000 to 50,000 words at the high end. Short novels. And short stories on the romance side are also making a comeback after being mostly missing from major publishing for almost thirty years.

Now romance fiction ranges from a short story to short novels and into large epic-sized stories.

Writing romance is a difficult genre to do well, either in short form or long form. We did a short Pop-Up lecture on writing short form romance, and now this workshop goes into full depth of the romance genre.

There are also many ways to add romance into stories that will be covered in this workshop.

Romance team structure adds depth to a characters in any genre used in and will be covered here as well.

This workshop is designed to help you learn how to write full romance novels, or just add romance into a novel or a story.

THIS IS A CLASSIC WORKSHOP!! No matter what I say in the video, do not send me the assignment. But always a good idea to do them for yourself to help with the learning.

Your Instructor

Dean Wesley Smith
Dean Wesley Smith

With over twenty-three million copies of his books in print, USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith now brings you original fiction every month for the past three years in his own magazine, Smith’s Monthly.

Dean wrote over twenty-five original Star Trek novels, the only two original Men in Black novels, plus Spider-Man, X-Men, Iron Man novels, and others. He wrote many gaming novels including Final Fantasy.

He wrote novels and stories under almost fifty pen names and did scripts for Hollywood as well as being an editor for various magazines. He lives in Las Vegas with his wife, writer Kristine Kathryn Rusch. You can follow his writing life at

Course Curriculum

  Introduction to the Writing Romance Workshop.
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
For lectures and classic workshops, the course starts now and stays on your dashboard for as long as you like! They are completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish. For the monthly regular workshops, each has a start date and each week's lectures will appear on the same day. After the course is finished it will remain on your dashboard for as long as you like.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
How do I contact someone about the course?
If you have any questions at all about anything in a course, simply email Dean with the word "workshop" in the subject line. His email is [email protected]

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