There is a totally new, really exciting online learning opportunity at McDaniel College, for degree or non-degree, credit or non-credit seeking students:
Enjoy Romance Novels? Have you ever thought about writing your own?
The McDaniel College Romance Writing (RW) program is designed for working professionals who are new to writing or have some writing experience. The coursework is dedicated to writing story-driven fiction. The graduate online courses are taught by experts in the field, such as New York Times bestselling romance writer Jennifer Crusie. The five graduate-level courses (15 credits) culminate in a polished original proposal package. The courses may be applied to the Master of Liberal Arts (MLA) program or earned on a non-degree basis.
WRT 521: Reading the Romance (August 27 – October 21, 2012)
This course examines the writing craft of respected romance authors. The course content explores craft elements including audience, word choice, sentence construction, narration, point of view, plot, characters, and setting. Students identify, analyze, and model these elements by a thorough reading of selected popular romances.
WRT 522: Writing the Romance Novel I (October 22 – December 16, 2012)
Prerequisite: WRT 521
This course explores the use of character in writing the romance. Course topics include the roles of the protagonist and antagonist, the psychology of love, and the importance of community and the relationships within it. Candidates will analyze relationships from successful romance stories, apply that analysis to the relationship in their work in progress, and write the first scene from their stories.
Not interested in receiving graduate credit?
A noncredit version of the program is available for those not wishing to pursue graduate credit. The noncredit version of the program offers students the exact same program, experience and interaction as the credit version of the program. Download the noncredit registration form. Please carefully follow the instructions on the form regarding registration and payment for the noncredit option. Noncredit registration forms can be e-mailed to Ms. Penny Pfeiffer at firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to 410-857-2515 (attn: Penny Pfeiffer).
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