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Youll be on your way to being the next queen of romance
Romance writing is a genre that has remained popular since Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Today, the market for romance is in the billions.
The Katherine Susannah Pritchard Writers Centre are offering members and non-members a chance to learn more about this fascinating style of writing from a master story-teller, Annie Gracie, the internationally well-known historical romance writer, author of The Stolen Princess.
Annie Gracie will run a Workshop; The Art of Romance Writing on the 20th August, from 6:30 to 9:30pm.
This workshop will teach you the nuances of the market, the reasons why readers read romance, the difference between genre and romantic fiction, the myth of 'the formula', and how to create a strong premise, memorable scenes and characters to care about.
This workshop is part of a larger Romance Writers Retreat which runs from the 19th to the 25th August.
Sign up for this workshop with Anne Gracie and you'll be well on your way to becoming the next wealthy queen of romance.
The Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers' Centre is the oldest writers centre of its kind in Australia. The centre is located in the Perth hills, in the former home of Katharine Susannah Prichard, author of Coonardoo, Working Bullocks and The Goldfields Trilogy. The Centre encourages and facilitates writers' readings, workshops, writers in residence and other services, all designed to help and encourage writers at all levels of the craft.
The Katharine Susannah Prichard (KSP) Writers' Centre is run under the auspices of the Katharine Susannah Prichard Foundation Inc. Since its inception in 1985, this non-profit organisation has played an integral role in the development and promotion of Western Australian writing.
KSP is at 11 Old York Road, Greenmount. Attendance costs $30 KSP members, $45 non-members. (Includes light refreshments.) and may be booked by visiting the KSP website, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by ringing 9294 1872.