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Romance Architecture for Beginners

Introductory | The romance genre is a language of patterns. There are grand ones, like Cinderella and all her variations, while others are exquisitely miniature, such as how an author describes the way a glove slides off a hand. This four-week class will introduce some of romance’s most significant structures at the level from the story to the sentence, and show new authors how to finesse them to surprise and delight romance’s uniquely fluent readership.

Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online-either through Zoom or through Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform-through Spring quarter 2021.

All times are listed in Pacific Time.

Instructor: Olivia Waite

Class Type: 4 Sessions


Start Date: 02/26/2021

End Date: 03/19/2021

Days of the Week: Friday

Time: 1:10 pm – 3:10 pm PST

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Olivia Waite

Olivia Waite has worked with digital presses, self-published, and currently writes lyrical historical romances with queer women for Avon Impulse. Her essays have appeared in Speculative Fiction 2014 and the New York Times Book Review, where she is the romance fiction columnist. She has an MA in Comparative Literature from the University of Washington.

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