Writing Romance work booklet
Almaz guides participants through a range of storytelling techniques.
Originally developed as a dynamic hen-do activity, Almaz guides participants through storytelling techniques, including tips on sketching characters, plotting narratives, writing dialogue and avoiding (or subverting) common tropes.
Participants will be taught how to:
- Perfect the art of storytelling by learning how to harness some of your own experiences, secrets, and fantasies to create engaging narratives.
- Craft realistic characters with credible backstories, alongside developing entertaining (read, steamy) story arcs.
Includes six-page printable companion PDF workbook outlining key storytelling techniques; including tips on sketching characters, plotting narratives, writing dialogue and avoiding (or subverting) common tropes.
“It was a great introduction and helped me to begin with my idea of writing erotic short stories, what I had in mind for so long time. I’m very grateful for the worksheet, which will help me to stay tuned with that idea. I would definitely recommend your workshop.”
Anna, ‘Writing Romance’ online workshop participant, March 2021
“This workshop enabled me to tap into an erotic creativity that I’ve not experimented with before. Almaz was an energising and shame-free workshop leader, and I felt safe to explore new areas of writing!”
Gayathiri, ‘Writing Romance’ online workshop participant, July 2020
“Almaz’s workshop clearly exceeded my expectations by having a clear structure that enables you learn the craft right from the beginning of the workshop. Her experience just oozes out of the method she teaches in the workshop, and I hope she either offers a video course or an extended version of the workshop in form of an online course soon!”
Anon., ‘Writing Romance’ online workshop participant, July 2020
“I thoroughly enjoyed Almaz’s workshop and really feel like I was able to develop my literary skills. It was such a safe, welcoming environment and so much fun to write and share work with others. It was so different to anything else I’ve done – would definitely recommend.”
Ammaarah, ‘Writing Romance’ online workshop participant, April 2020
“Almaz’s writing romance workshop was a breath of fresh air compared to your average hen do activity. From start to finish it was fun, engaging and brilliantly facilitated so that everyone got involved. Would definitely recommend!”
Kylie, hen party guest, January 2020
“What seemed like it could’ve been very awkward and embarrassing actually ended up being really fun, thought provoking and exciting! Would definitely recommend to friends, it was so great to do something different!”
Jenny, hen party guest, January 2020