What Makes a Happily-Ever-After with Anna Denisch

Genre-Romance What Makes a Happily-Ever-After with Anna Denisch

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Class Length
1 Week
Happily ever after. These three words can bring up some pretty strong opinions, especially in the romance world. While many romance readers expect some kind of HEA for the main characters, you don't have to stick with a traditional happy ending to satisfy your story. In this workshop, we'll look at the different types of endings for a romance and discuss what makes an ending 'happy'. Then, we'll look at our own characters (or characters from a book) and track their progress to help determine which ending is best for their journey.

Lesson One: Why HEA?
Writers will learn about why readers expect a HEA and what instances can warrant a non-HEA instead.

Lesson Two: What Makes a HEA?
Writers will learn about the different types of happy endings, and how no two romances need the same ending to satisfy or fulfil their stories.

Lesson Three: Your HEA
Writers with a WIP or draft will look at their characters and their romantic journey to discover which kind of ending best fits their needs.
Writers without a WIP or draft will reverse-engineer their favorite romance book(s) to see if the ending the characters go was the one they earned.
Class Format
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Start date
May 6, 2024 at 9:00 AM
End date
May 13, 2024 at 12:50 AM
Registration end date
May 9, 2024 at 12:50 AM
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