Romance fiction is alive with character, conflict, and emotion, but there
are several areas writers often struggle with.
Learn how strengthening themes, making the most of the
motifs and through-lines, using your five senses, and improving your
knowledge of the expectation of romantic fiction will help develop your
romance writing voice.
ASA & QWC
Non-member concession $189
Full cost $210
Queensland Writers' Centre on (07) 3842 9922 or visit
The Queensland Writers Centre in
partnership with the Australian Society of Authors
"Romance writers talk about their
success in this ever-growing niche of genre writing. Romance comes in
all manner of guises from historical, SF, comedy to crime, and there
is a whole world market to tap into. Participants will be informed of
current trends and innovative ways to promote their writing in a
contemporary climate. This event will benefit the budding romance
writer and reader no matter what their style."
Victorian Writers Centre
"Sexy vs Sweet
- The Ultimate Showdown"
the difference between the red books and the baby blue? Is the line in between
all that defined? What does "closing the bedroom door" really mean? Is the
difference merely alpha heroes vs gamma, or is it more about emotion vs docking
procedures in sex scenes? Or in the end does it all come down to voice?
Finally - the answer is here!"
Romance Writers of Australia
Face of Contemporary Romance"
“Once upon a time
contemporary romance meant an Alpha male, a damsel in distress, and wedding
bells to end.Nowadays romantic stories are
about pleasure hotels and footballers wives. About speed dating and breaking up
by SMS. About post-feminist twentysomething heroines who want it all and
fiftysomething heroines trying to find their way after their happily ever after
went kaput. Find out
how pop culture has helped change the face of contemporary romance."
in writing fun, fresh, flirty romance discussing creating
contemporary category novels, continuing characters, faithful city-girl
dialogue, and doing so within true to life Australian settings. Come along
for an entertaining chat about how to put a modern twist on old-fashioned