Writing A Kissing Book (Romance) By The Beat. Romance Writing. | Robert Chalmers | Skillshare

Writing A Kissing Book (Romance) By The Beat. Romance Writing.

Robert Chalmers, Robert Chalmers - Author

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14 Videos (1h 4m)
    • Writing a Kissing Book (Romance) Introduction

    • Lesson 1

    • Lesson 2

    • Lesson 3

    • Lesson 4

    • Lesson 5

    • Lesson 6

    • Lesson 7

    • Lesson 8

    • Templates and Links

    • Project 1 Phase 1

    • Project 2 Phase 2

    • Project 3 Phase 3

    • Project 4 Phase 4


About This Class

A more in depth look at Writing A Romance...

Writing By The Beats - Make The Story Zing!

This is a very specific class for a very specific niche. The romance arc. Within that, specifically the Story Beat.
The Oxford English Dictionary defines a story arc as '(in a novel, play, or movie) the development or resolution of the narrative or principal theme'. Story arcs are the overall shape of rising and falling tension or emotion in a story. ... A strong storytelling arc follows this principle.



The Beat is the smallest unit of Story. A beat is an identifiable moment of change. And like all units of Story, the writer must have the raw materials to create a stable beat. There is an inciting incident, a complication, a crisis, a climax and a resolution inside each and every beat.

This will provide you with a new writing tool. If you focus too much on external plot, if you know something is missing but not sure what, even non-romance writers who need romantic elements in their work will find this useful. 

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Knowledgeable and with a sense of humour. I'm not much for Romances, but I found the lessons well organized and detailed, with a serious look at romantic story arcs. The Resource video offers useful links. I recommend this course for anyone who's looking to write their first Romantic tale with attention to pacing and planning.
Udern Stroud






Robert Chalmers

Robert Chalmers - Author

Meet Robert...

Thanks for stopping by! You weren't followed, were you? Good. I only have a moment. My name is Robert Chalmers and I tell stories. They aren't all the same genre, so don't be confused. Sometimes Romance, sometimes Epic Fantasy - or just plain old' Fantasy. Sometimes Spy Thrillers - wait for me if you will. Harry McGovern - Spy Hop. Out in 2018. I've been seen in Felixstowe, Suffolk in the UK. Sometimes in Australia. Shanghai was nice too and very exciting. A litt...

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