Writing Romance in Sci-fi, Fantasy and Horror with Rebekah Ganiere

Genre-Fantasy Writing Romance in Sci-fi, Fantasy and Horror with Rebekah Ganiere

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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
4 Weeks
Love is Universal - Even for Monsters!

Have you ever wanted to write in the Paranormal, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, or Horror genre but you just aren’t sure how to meld romance and the other elements necessary to satisfy the readers of those speculative genres? Have you ever wanted to know what is hot, what is overdone and where to begin? Ever agonized over figuring out what genre you are really writing in? Are these genres dead or are they still heating up? What happens if a werewolf marries a vampire? What if your heroine is a cyborg? How can anyone love a serial killer?

Paranormal, Sci-fi, Horror, Gothic and Fantasy readers are rabid fans, but they have serious expectations. From Tolkien to Herbert to Shelley these fans have been programmed to see their genres in certain ways and they expect nothing less.
In this class, you will learn how to create love and romance in any world setting.
  • Learn what readers are looking for in speculative genres.
  • How to balance horror or technology with love scenes and romance.
  • Find out the tropes necessary to write Gothic Horror, Horror, Sci-fi, Paranormal, and Fantasy.
  • Learn what to avoid, what works and what is overdone.
  • Learn where and when and how to market.
  • Learn what you need to look for in a cover.
  • And more!
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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Start date
Apr 10, 2023 at 9:00 AM
End date
May 8, 2023 at 12:50 AM
Registration end date
Apr 13, 2023 at 12:50 AM
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Latest reviews

Excellent class! Rebekkah gave very informative lessons and prompted us with thought-provoking and constructive assignments. I came into this class unsure of how much romance is acceptable in a SF novel - and wondering how much would push the novel into the romance genre - and now I understand the expectations of both genres. This workshop is in the top 3 best that I've taken from SA.