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Off Campus Writers' Workshop - OCWW

Amy Jo Cousins - Hot Romance on a Cold Winter Day

  • January 04, 2018
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka, IL


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Amy Jo Cousins

Hot Romance On a Cold Winter Day

Romance is big business, and there's a reason the romance genre is a billion-dollar industry, selling more books than the next two largest genres combined. The search for love and the struggle to make a relationship work are core stories, engaging readers' hardwired need to learn what happens next on a character-driven level. Including strong romantic elements in your manuscript of any genre can strengthen your work, but a well-structured romance has its own story beats. We'll discuss braiding your romance arc into the external plot and theme, and how to engage readers' desire for emotionally satisfying endings.

Amy Jo Cousins writes contemporary romance and erotica about smart people finding their own best kind of sexy. She lives in Chicago with her son, where she tweets too much, sometimes runs really far, and waits for the Cubs to win the World Series again. Amy Jo is a hybrid author whose works have been published by Harlequin, Samhain, Dreamspinner and Riptide. She is represented by Courtney Miller-Callihan of Handspun Literary Agency.

9-9:30 AM registration and socializing
9:30-12 PM program

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