If you enjoy reading romance novels, you've probably thought of writing one. This class will give you the tools to start and finish a romance novel you can market and publish. Through lectures and analysis of the structure of a romance novel, we will start with the basics, learning how to develop sympathetic, believable characters, and move on to explore methods of creating a compelling, novel-length plot. Writing exercises conducted in class will reinforce each lesson as will enjoyable homework assignments. These will be reviewed in class in a strictly supportive environment. Students will complete the class with a first chapter and/or an outline of their very own romance novel.