Writing Romance Novels: Online Video Course


Your Paycheck Depends on Chapter 1!


(So we'll show you how to write an opening that sells!)


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Tired of the mind-numbing rewrites? Stop the insanity! Here's how Bestsellers revise Chapter 1 to make money.

So you're writing Ch 1 for the 3rd, or 5th, or 100th time?

Wouldn't be great if you could...

Oh, I don't know...

FINISH THE BOOK?!

WARNING:  This course is brimming with cats: dancing cats, dapper cats, devious cats, ditzy cats... and chubby cats that steal pizza. (Sorry. I ran out of "D" adjectives.) For the rest of you, we included a couple of birds and a dog.

Let's be honest. Writing Chapter One sucks. Re-writing it (for the bazillionth time) is only slightly more fun than having your eyeballs plucked out and roasted. 

The soul-sucking nature of this task is not helped by amateur critics. They'll spout personal prejudice (or worse, hearsay) and insist it's gospel truth. For instance, how many times has a Literary Crusader fussed over your manuscript, advising, "You must eliminate all spelling and grammatical errors if you want to sell this book!"

Hey, if a whiz-bang grammar app was all you needed to make a reader open her wallet, then you'd ALREADY be earning a paycheck, right?

The truth is, even a New York editor can overlook an occasional typo in Chapter One. What she cannot overlook is amateur storytelling.

If you're an Indie, who doesn't give a flip about Legacy publishers, then let's talk Bottom Line. Romance readers "vote" with their pocketbooks. There's nothing more disheartening than watching your free book get zero downloads on Amazon.

Beautiful writing is not sufficient to earn an income. If you want to make a living, writing commercial Romance, then you must satisfy the expectations of the diehard readers, who've turned our genre into a multi-billion dollar industry.

Chapter One is a trial-by-fire. It requires sophisticated fiction-writing skills, which most aspiring Romance authors haven't mastered. Characterization and Plotting are just the beginning (and neither comes with a short learning curve.) In addition, your first chapter must demonstrate that you've developed a commercial fiction voice. If you choose the wrong Narrative Style for a Romance, you're committing sales suicide—on page one.

More daunting still, your first chapter must convince readers (and editors) that:

  • You've invented an interesting story premise;
  • You possess the skills to write heart-pounding emotion and sizzling sexual tension; 
  • Your story has enough romantic conflict to sustain a full-length novel.

Is it any wonder that some aspiring authors spend years writing Chapter One? (By the way, endless revisions are not the solution. You'll turn your story into a stale, homogenized tale—and that tragedy is guaranteed to kill sales.)

So what IS the solution? (Besides Jello shots, I mean.) Well, for starters, a sense of humor helps. So does a bit of objectivity. At some point, you have to accept that you need help. REAL help. You know, advice from a professional with a track record—a teacher, whose students have been earning great reviews (and sometimes, impressive sales ranks.) 

Do I know a teacher like that? Well... Let's just say, she developed this course to help writers like YOU, who are determined to succeed...

Where Do I Start My (Freaking) Romance Novel?

This course consists of self-paced, online lessons, featuring helpful videos, writing challenges, and the strategies of bestselling authors. The lessons teach how to write commercial Romance novels.

(Not sure what a "commercial" novel is? Study Romances published by Harlequin, Avon, or Entangled.)

Special offer! Enroll now and get a 50% discount!


View a sample from the video course,

Where Do I Start My (Freaking) Romance Novel?

(affectionately dubbed, The Cat Course)

Here’s What Happens When You Sign Up

When you click the "Enroll" button, you will be re-directed to our Course Website, where you will begin the registration process. Upon the successful completion of your Paypal payment, you will receive full and immediate access to the course.

What's in it for me?

Wow! Tough crowd! Here's your answer: We'll set you straight. We'll show you what none of your writing buddies or Beta Readers have taught you so far. In other words, you'll learn EXACTLY how to write an opening chapter that readers want to buy.

You've got my attention! What else?

We'll unveil the 10 "Must-Haves" for the first scene of a successful Romance novel. We'll also share what story information MUST be revealed before you open Chapter 2.

I need hands-on VISUALS, not theory. 

We completely agree. In our experience, TELLING a student how to revise a scene isn't helpful. That's why we SHOW you how to fix a variety of red flags that are indicative of amateur writing.

Sounds good! But I want more...

You got it. How about 5 Writing Challenges; an entire BONUS Lesson; plus a beautiful Certificate of Achievement that you'll be proud to display? 

Here’s what people are saying about your Instructor

and her Romance-writing courses:


Recommended by Publishers


There’s a difference between writing a story, and writing a story for a commercial audience. Very few authors make the transition to commercial viability. Adrienne is a gifted storyteller in her own right, and she has the ability to teach the craft to other writers. This is why we send writers to Adrienne when we see untapped potential.


Brian W. Paules, Publisher

ePublishing Works


Recommended by Bestsellers

I’m applying everything I learned from Adrienne to my (bestselling) novels. I really appreciate her advice and encouragement, and I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone who would like to improve their writing.


Jenn Roseton, #1 Bestselling Author of 32 Romance Novels (and counting!)

Recommended by Educators

I have listened to Adrienne speak at writing conferences and have been very impressed. In my fiction writing, she pinpointed weak areas quickly...which helped me get my first publication credit. She is a wonderful, inspiring writing coach and teacher.


Urania Fung, English Professor

Tarrant County College (Texas)

Excerpt from a Linkedin Recommendation

Recommended by Students

The coaching services exceeded my expectations by a landslide. Thanks to the advice provided by Adrienne, I now have a better conceptualization of what being in the field of commercial fiction entails.


B. Murray, Aspiring Romance Author

5-Star Google Review

Here's what you'll learn in this course:

1

Lesson 1: Mastering the Scene 1 Formula

If you want to become a commercial success, your writing must make readers fall in love. This "mission" requires mastery of certain storytelling techniques. Lesson 1 shows you how to:

  • Develop a commercial fiction voice that evokes reader emotion
  • Choose the best character to narrate Scene 1
  • Emphasize the Romantic conflict between the hero and heroine
  • Prevent sidekicks and subplots from stealing the show
  • Apply the 10 Rules in the Scene 1 Formula
  • Lay the foundation for your entire plot.
  • Also in Lesson 1, you'll learn advanced techniques for turning Setting into a powerful ally for Characterization and Plotting. Three writing exercises will challenge your skills. 
  • To complete Lesson 1, a 15-question quiz will help you review key concepts.

2

Lesson 2: Maximizing Page 1 "Real Estate"

In today's billion-book market, readers (and editors) are constantly looking for the Next Big Thing. They'll seize any excuse to close a book in the first paragraph! That's why savvy Romance authors set out to maximize page-one real estate. In Lesson 2, you'll learn:

  • 5 clever tactics to elicit reader emotion
  • 11 sneaky strategies to seize a reader's attention
  • 5 newbie fails that confuse readers (and drive them away)
  • Also in Lesson 2, you'll receive our "bestseller tips" on character exposition.
  • In addition, we've provided 2 writing challenges to stretch your skills.
  • To complete this lesson, a 15-question quiz will help you review key concepts.

3

Lesson 3: Fixing Common Flaws that Hurt Sales

Aspiring authors are still learning their craft. They may not recognize when Beta Readers spout Urban Myth or personal bias. To steer aspiring authors in the right direction, we help you identify: 

  • The 3 stages of scene-writing
  • The only "stage" of scene-writing that readers want to buy
  • 6 writing traps (or glaring flaws) that reveal an author's amateur status
  • Techniques used by bestselling authors to fix global plotting flaws (that wreck havoc on sales and that spring straight from Chapter 1!)
  • To complete Lesson 3, a 15-question quiz will help you review key concepts.

4

BONUS LESSON!

Story Analysis (or "developmental editing") is an advanced skill that's crucial to your success. We provide a safe, non-threatening environment so you can analyze the first chapter of an unpublished, Romance manuscript. You will be guided step-by-step through this exercise, so you can pinpoint flaws in a (fictitious) author's work. We added this lesson due to popular demand. Our goal is to help you:

  • Understand why books get rejected
  • Identify why readers lose interest
  • Develop fresh insights into your storytelling style
  • Grow confidence as an editor, and
  • Improve proficiency as a plotter.
  • When you complete this final lesson, you will receive a Certificate of Achievement.

Bonus

Bonus 1
Deleted Scene Workshop

Go behind the scenes with our award-winning instructor! She'll workshop the opening pages of a Romance novel that wasn't selling. You'll see EXACTLY what had to be revised to make that book rocket to #2 on Amazon's bestseller chart. 

Bonus 2
Charts, Downloads and Annotated Scenes

This course includes downloadable tools that you can use to improve your writing. For example, you'll get our Chapter 1 Checklist and our best practices for brainstorming a plot. In addition, we've annotated a published scene so you can understand how a successful author "writes to sell" in Chapter 1.

Bonus 3
Discounts for WIP Coaching

Now that you've learned how to write  an opening chapter that sells, it's time to apply your skills! Make sure every scene in your work-in-progress sizzles. Graduates of this course are eligible for discounted coaching services on their WIP from our bestselling, award-winning instructor.

Meet your Instructor,


Adrienne deWolfe

Texas resident, Adrienne deWolfe, has written six #1 bestselling Romance novels for Bantam, Avon, and ePublishing Works. A former newspaper journalist and professional publicist, she has earned more than 40 awards for writing excellence, including such fiction distinctions as the Best Historical Romance of the Year, and the Avon Readers' Choice Award. Her novels have also been finalists for 2 RITAs and 2 Reviewers Choice Awards.


Adrienne was asked by the students of a local college to develop a Romance novel curriculum, one that offered practical advice for writing and selling commercial fiction. Since that time, she has been teaching novel-writing courses to standing-room-only crowds, and she has lead workshops at four national conventions.


Adrienne's online Romance-writing courses continue her offline tradition of offering a safe and nurturing environment to help aspiring authors. Her greatest pleasure is to coach her students to the top of the bestseller charts.

Learn how to write a Romance Novel ebook online

What's Your Success Worth?

When a British education company approached Adrienne,

asking for the exclusive right to sell her Romance-writing courses online, 

they offered $10,000 for the curriculum that she'd developed!


If you wanted to hear Adrienne speak live in the United States,

during one of the national conventions that clamor for her workshops, 

you'd have to spend $1,700 (or more) on your ticket and expenses.


When a prestigious online university approached Adrienne, 

inviting her to become one of its Romance-writing instructors, 

they wanted to sell her courses for $800.


So what's your success worth?

Adrienne has a proven track-record of helping published authors get better reviews.

She has coached aspiring authors to the top of the bestseller charts.

As a result, publishers have sent contract-hopefuls her way for manuscript advice.


What's it worth to YOU to learn the ropes from a #1 bestselling, award-winning author, who's in such high-demand as a Romance-writing coach?

Self-Paced, Online video course

Great option for Independent Learners

$

99

  • Save 50%! (Originally $199)
  • 1 year Access to the 5-hr Course
  • Immediate Start
  • Full Access to All Lessons
  • Office Hours by Appointment
  • When you click "Enroll Now," you will be directed to our course website to begin registration
  • We accept payment via Paypal. 
video Course + private coaching

Best option if you want writing feedback

$

199

  • Save 48%! (Originally $385)
  • Includes 90 minutes of coaching for the 5 writing assignments
  • 1 year Access to the 5-hr Course
  • Immediate Start / Full Access
  • Office Hours by Appointment
  • When you click, "Enroll Now," you will be directed to our course website to begin registration
  • We accept payment via Paypal. 

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed for  7 Days

We offer expert, insider knowledge to help Romance writers develop commercial-grade manuscripts. Lesson 1 sets the standard for this course. If you are not satisfied with the first lesson, kindly notify us within 7 days of registration. We shall cheerfully refund your payment.

Don't miss out! See what students are saying...

Highly Recommended

(Adrienne's) Chapter 1 course was jam-packed with insider knowledge. I was especially grateful for the Bonus Lesson on "story analysis," because it helped me recognize—and fix—the flaws in my writing. If you're serious about making money as a commercial Romance author, I would highly recommend Adrienne's courses.


Evelyn Warren, Contemporary Author

Excerpt from a Linkedin Recommendation

Worth Every Penny

My favorite course was the funny Chapter 1 Course, because it helped me write an opening that a publisher wanted to read... Definitely worth the investment. I would HIGHLY recommend Adrienne's courses, and her coaching is worth every penny!


Heather Derry, Romantic Suspense Author

5-Star Google Review

Top-Notch Teacher

So excited! Got an agent! Adrienne is a top-notch teacher!


R.B. Shelton, Romantic Suspense Author

5-Star Google Review

Frequently Asked Questions

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SELF-PACED, ONLINE VIDEO COURSE

Great option for Independent Learners

$

99

  • Save 50%! (Originally $199)
  • 1 year Access to the 5-hr Course
  • Immediate Start
  • Full Access to All Lessons
  • Office hours by appointment
  • When you click "Enroll Now," you will be directed to our course website to begin registration
  • We accept payment via Paypal. 
ONLINE COURSE + PRIVATE COACHING

Best option if you want writing feedback

$

199

  • Save 48%! (Originally $385)
  • Includes 90 minutes of coaching for the 5 writing assignments
  • 1 year Access to the 5-hr Course
  • Immediate Start / Full Access
  • Office hours by appointment
  • When you click, "Enroll Now," you will be directed to our course website to begin registration
  • We accept payment via Paypal. 

My Friend,

You write from the heart. That's why nothing's more painful than tearing apart pages to please an audience. Eventually, you start thinking that none of your ideas will ever be good enough. That's the insanity talking. You CAN write the story in your heart. You CAN earn a living writing Romance—if you learn the rules of the game. This course was developed for one specific purpose: To give you the Keys to Success. Sure, you can keep blindly revising Chapter One (if you enjoy the struggle.) Or you can enroll in this course right now and learn what every wildly popular, bestselling author had to learn: how to write an opening chapter that readers want to buy.


Remember: Writing Romance is your dream job. I'm here to help.


Hugs,


Adrienne


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