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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

    06:03

  2. 02

    Ideas

    20:19

  3. 03

    Why write about love?

    09:20

  4. 04

    My process

    07:52

  5. 05

    Voice and how to find it

    11:01

  6. 06

    Tone

    15:06

  7. 07

    Themes

    12:01

  8. 08

    Plotting

    11:18

  9. 09

    The art of making technical decisions

    23:51

  10. 10

    Character

    25:20

  11. 11

    Dialogue

    25:14

  12. 12

    Research

    11:20

  13. 13

    What makes a good love story?

    12:37

  14. 14

    How to make your reader feel something

    17:57

  15. 15

    'Let's talk about sex, baby.'

    17:38

  16. 16

    It's time to begin

    17:25

  17. 17

    How to get the thing written

    12:58

  18. 18

    Dealing with creative block with Lisa Christie

    26:27

  19. 19

    The end

    06:38

  20. 20

    Editing your own work

    16:12

  21. 21

    Publishing, with Louise Moore

    23:02

  22. 22

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

    17:10

  23. 23

    Adaptation

    13:18

  24. 24

    Sequels and series

    13:25

  25. 25

    In conclusion

    03:12

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