Romance Across the Metaverse: Writing Romance in Paranormal, Sci-fi, Fantasy and Horror
Romance Across the Metaverse: Writing Romance in Paranormal, Sci-fi, Fantasy and Horror –
Presenter: Rebekah R. Ganiere
Love is Universal – Even for Monsters!
Have you ever wanted to write in the Paranormal, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, or Horror genre but you just aren’t sure how to meld romance and the other elements necessary to satisfy the readers of those speculative genres? Have you ever wanted to know what is hot, what is overdone and where to begin? Ever agonized over figuring out what genre you are really writing in? Are these genres dead or are they still heating up? What happens if a werewolf marries a vampire? What if your heroine is a cyborg? How can anyone love a serial killer?
Paranormal, Sci-fi, Horror, Gothic and Fantasy readers are rabid fans, but they have serious expectations. From Tolkien to Herbert to Shelley these fans have been programmed to see their genres in certain ways and they expect nothing less.
In this class, you will learn how to create love and romance in any world setting.
Learn what readers are looking for in speculative genres.
How to balance horror or technology with love scenes and romance.
Find out the tropes necessary to write Gothic Horror, Horror, Sci-fi, Paranormal, and Fantasy.
Learn what to avoid, what works and what is overdone.
Learn where and when and how to market.
Learn what you need to look for in a cover.
About the Presenter, REBEKAH R. GANIERE:
Rebekah is an Award Winning Bestselling Author and Screenwriter. Her debut novel Dead Awakenings, hit the bestseller list on release day. She has won several awards in both writing and screenwriting. Books in her popular fairytale retelling series Fairelle as well as her Wolf River Series have won several awards. Rebekah is a prolific author releasing upwards of five books a year and is currently working on six different series including in the Paranormal Dating Agency Kindle World. Rebekah’s screenplay No More Goodbyes was awarded Best Screenplay by the New Hope Film Festival as well as the Family in Film Festival and is currently in pre-production.
Rebekah was the 2017 President of the Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal Chapter of RWA and is a member of several local and online chapters. In her spare time when she isn’t writing, you can find her teaching on SavvyAuthors.com or at RWA. Rebekah is also known for her elaborate cosplays with her family and has been a guest speaker and panelist at San Diego Comic Con, Wondercon, Salt Lake Comic Con, Long Beach Comic Con, Comikaze, Fyrecon and several other Comic Cons on the west coast as well as LTUE, Romantic Times Convention, RWA, InD’Scribe, Genre LA and Authors After Dark.