Sat, Jun 11

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ECPI

Writing Sports Romance with Beth Bolden

Learn how to write this evergreen trope

Time & Location

Jun 11, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT

ECPI, 4101 Doie Cope Rd, Raleigh, NC 27613, USA

About the Event

Want to throw a winning touchdown?

Sports romance is considered one of the few perennial, “evergreen” tropes in publishing. Other fads in romance can come and go, but sports romance remains strong and viable. But what makes a great sports romance? What if you don’t know anything about sports? Can you still write a killer sports romance? Absolutely.

Put together a solid game plan.

But featuring an athlete isn’t enough. Let’s take a deep dive into the genre as a whole, what works, what doesn’t, and what makes it shine. Learn how to turn your book into a sports romance that the reader, sitting on the very edge of their seat, can’t put down.

Score the go-ahead goal.

Writing a great book isn’t enough these days. You’ve got to have follow-through, in your marketing. Learn what makes for great sports romance marketing, the do’s and don’ts, and some other key tips for making sure your book stands out from the crowd.

NOTE: This meeting will be held live at ECPI and online via Zoom. It will not be recorded.

Nonmember: $10.00. Register: https://hcrw-2022-06.eventbrite.com

Free for chapter members—no signup required. Zoom log-in information will be provided. Please check your e-mail.

About the speaker

Beth Bolden is originally from the Pacific Northwest, and she’s been writing since her mom stuck a pencil in her hand the first time. Not all of her novels are sports romances, but many of them are, and she’s found incredible success with that particular trope. The author of thirty novels and nine novellas, Beth enjoys hanging out with her husband and their cat, Earl Grey. For more information on her published works, see www.bethbolden.com.

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