If you have a romance novel sitting in your drawer or if you’ve always dreamed of crafting thrilling love stories like your favourite Mills and Boon novels with African characters, then Ankara Press is bringing you an exciting opportunity. We will be hosting a one-day workshop on Saturday, May 27th 2011 at The French Cultural Centre, Abuja, to introduce aspiring romance writers to the techniques of writing engaging and original romance novels.
Keep your manuscript from the rejection pile by learning what today’s editors are looking for. A new generation of romance is emerging – driven by the growing economic power of its readers. Modern romance novels now feature independent female characters who are assertive and ambitious and male characters who are strong, honest and not afraid to emote. Writers must be able to identify and recreate such characters if they want to be published by Ankara Press.
Learn how to avoid the traps of “traditional romance,” as well as how to spot clichéd dialogue, overused plotlines and stereotypical characters. If you dream of being a romance writer, this workshop is for you.
Workshop: Writing Modern Romance
Time: 12noon to 2pm
Venue: French Cultural Centre at 52 Libreville Street, off Aminu Kanu Crescent, Wuse II, Abuja. Selection will be by competition.
To apply, email: email@example.com. Attach a one-page sample of your best romantic fiction (no more than 1,500 words, double-spaced, 12 point font) as a word document. Please include your name (no aliases or pen names), the title of the story, your phone number and email address. Please include “Workshop” in the subject of your email.