Romance readers love tropes! This course will explore what craft elements a trope provides (insta-confict? insta-stakes?) and will practice applying those tropes to common writing problems. We’ll examine five common romance tropes in detail: enemies to lovers, surprise royalty, fake relationship, fish out of water, and second chance romance. We will discuss how each trope lends support to the essential elements of your romance and can help you write your book. Tropes are invaluable tool for writers of all genres, so all authors are welcome to attend.
Lecture resources include a trope guide and a worksheet to storyboard the elements of your trope.