Anna Burke will be joining the WA this week to teach about the beats of a romance novel.
Structure is important in any novel, but the beats of a romance are different from the journeys and plot points of other works. After all, a romance should have, at the very least, a meet-cute and a first kiss.
In many romance stories, the darkest moment of the book is when the couple seems to be broken up for good and the reader holds their breath waiting for the reconciliation.
Anna Burke is the Writing Academy Director of Education. She is also the award-winning author of Compass Rose, Thorn, Nottingham, Night Tide, and Spindrift. Her latest novel, Sea Wolf, will be released by Bywater Books in July 2021. She teaches creative writing at Emerson College, where she received her MFA. When she is not reading, writing, or teaching, she can be found walking the woods with her dog. She and her wife live in Massachusetts. Link Twitter Instagram #biography
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