Looking for more contemporary romances in English by Filipino authors? We just made some.
In January, pretty much on a whim, I decided to set up a free online class and teach anyone willing to write a contemporary romance novella.
100 people joined the Facebook group, where most of the discussions are taking place. Over 50 sent Assignment 1 (Premise and Ending), over 30 submitted Assignment 2 (Outline), about a dozen or so proceeded to writing their manuscripts, and some volunteered to beta-read work for others.
The class technically ends on June 9, when the complete 30,000-ish word novella manuscript is due.
As of today, eight (early bird) writers have submitted their novellas! Eight more contemporary romance novellas by Filipino authors exist now! Congratulations. Click on the links to read their thoughts on the class and how they finished their manuscripts:
- Yes it’s possible for someone who has never written a 30,000 word anything to finish a contemporary romance novella in a matter of months.
- Apparently the method that has helped me write and finish things can help other people write and finish things too.