Letters from the Program Director: The Specific is Universal

Hello, writers!

One of my favorite things about reading romance is that I know how it’s going to end (duh, they end up together!) but I think it’s important to note that knowing how a story ends doesn’t take away from any of the fun. At least for me, a huge part of reading romance is the journey to that happy ending. But when readers know how a story is going to end, there’s a lot riding on the development of your characters and their relationship.

Romance writers have to capture readers enough to make them want to see the story all the way through. And even if you’re not writing romance, it’s not easy to make people root for your characters and their relationship. So how do you do it? How do you write a love story that readers will fall in love with? If you want some answers, join Sherry Thomas for The Specific is the Universal: Writing Authentic Love Stories” on Saturday, October 9. 

All the best,
Sam Babiak
Program Director

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