Plot A Romance In Two Weeks with Landra Graf

Genre-Romance Plot A Romance In Two Weeks with Landra Graf

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  1. Characters
  2. Description/Setting
  3. Structure
  4. Genre
  5. GMC
  6. Plotting
  7. Worldbuilding
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Class Length
2 Weeks
Plot a Romance Novel in 2 weeks. Set your book up for success with detailed character outlines that deepen story connection and worldbuilding. You're familiar with some plotting, but still unsure you're taking the right path... learn a structure that's simple to grasp and easy to use for any romance genre. Don't get stuck mid-way anymore with a basic outline, but still have the ability to add in new ideas. Plus, get feedback with every step.
Objectives: By the end of this course, you will:

Have confirmed and identified GMC, Negative Trait, Positive Trait and Wounds for the following:

  • Heroine
  • Hero
  • Antagonist
Be able to channel creative crack and all the fantastic stuff that comes with it:
  • Twists
  • Turns
  • Surprises
  • Conflict
  • Resolutions/Grand Gestures
Have plotted a 4-act romance novel with 3 turning points.

Be able to line out worldbuilding details based on your characters and basic plot points to help deepen your connection to the story (Note: some genres of romance may require less worldbuilding).

Have received feedback on your plot.

Be confident in rocking out a fantastic story, with an outline that still provides creative freedom, but keeps you on target.

Have a story outline that is marketable and reflects similar structures used by romance writers with major publishers.


  • A vague idea of the story you want to write. Come with loose ideas for characters and the romance genre you plan to explore.
  • How long you want your book to be. We can see what works best based on how your plot comes together.
  • The format I will walk you through is good for full-length and novellas, as well as all genres.

Access to the following Texts:

While optional, these books have helped me craft some of my most meaningful stories. I have ebook and physical copies. For 10 bucks a pop that can get pricey but the investment is worth its weight in gold.
Class Format
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The forum will be available the morning (EST) of the day the workshop starts and will remain accessible to all participants thereafter. You will also be given simple instructions on how to create a PDF of all your discussions along with our privacy and data retention policy.
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Landra Graf
Start date
Feb 13, 2023 at 9:00 AM
End date
Feb 27, 2023 at 12:50 AM
Registration end date
Feb 16, 2023 at 12:50 AM
4.83 star(s) 18 ratings

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If I could give TEN STARS, I would.

I've enjoyed the classes at Savvy Authors, but this one was by far the best. The resource book we used ROMANCING THE BEAT was terrific, and Landra did an amazing job of breaking down the beats with us and helping us hit them along the way as we outlined our story idea. Her insight and feedback were invaluable. I would absolutely take this course again and actually plan to if Landra teaches it again so that I can outline my next romance (I might do another romcom or might try a different subgenre of romance). I believe repeating this course multiple times, until I get the hang of writing in this genre (or if I simply want/need feedback), would be extremely beneficial to me as a writer.

[Savvy Authors, please consider offering this class again and others like it in other genres! Regarding this course: If Savvy Authors could offer this particular course in multiple formats - the two-week version and also a longer, month-long version - that would be even better, because there are benefits to both. The two-week version really pushed me to go hard from the start, but I would love a month-long version where we had more time with the goal of finishing a more detailed outline OR perhaps even a NANO-style rough draft. I found that I need more time to flesh out one of my acts before I could move on to the next, and a month-long course would be perfect for writers who might experience something similar. Overall, if Savvy Authors offered this class in multiple formats, I would take it again in the short format (to plot out a different romance story) and would LOVE to take it in the longer format, too.]
Class was good and the instructor’s feedback was very helpful and insightful.
This class was fantastic for getting my story outlined. The feedback was thoughtful and very helpful. Highly recommend!
Landra did a great job presenting this information and gave wonderful feedback! A super useful class!