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Writing Love Stories

Jojo Moyes

Writing Love Stories

Write an irresistible romance novel with the award-winning author of Me Before You.

This course includes:

25 lessons

6 hours

37 exercises

What you'll learn

Join Jojo as she teaches you how to turn the spark of an idea into your very own love story for the ages.

  • Create compelling characters and relationships
  • Flesh out intriguing plot lines
  • Find your authentic voice
  • Craft realistic dialogue
  • Write an effective sex scene
  • Navigate the world of publishing

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Following 10 years as a journalist, Jojo switched her focus to romance novels and has since written 18 books, from her acclaimed debut Sheltering Rain through to Foreign Fruit, Someone Else’s Shoes, The Last Letter from Your Lover, The Giver of Stars and her hugely successful Me Before You trilogy. Her work has led to multiple awards, including the Romantic Novel of the Year from the Romantic Novelists’ Association not just once, but twice. Her books have been translated into 46 languages and have sold over 50 million copies worldwide.

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Lesson plan (25)

  1. 01

    Writing Love Stories: Welcome


  2. 02



  3. 03

    Why write about love?


  4. 04

    My process


  5. 05

    Voice and how to find it


  6. 06



  7. 07



  8. 08



  9. 09

    The art of making technical decisions


  10. 10



  11. 11



  12. 12



  13. 13

    What makes a good love story?


  14. 14

    How to make your reader feel something


  15. 15

    'Let's talk about sex, baby.'


  16. 16

    It's time to begin


  17. 17

    How to get the thing written


  18. 18

    Dealing with creative block with Lisa Christie


  19. 19

    The end


  20. 20

    Editing your own work


  21. 21

    Publishing, with Louise Moore


  22. 22

    How to get an agent and what they want from you, with Sheila Crowley


  23. 23



  24. 24

    Sequels and series


  25. 25

    In conclusion


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