IFW Contemporary Romance Workshop


Out of stock



Romance is one of the most loved genres in all of adult fiction. Come learn from a successful romance writer and learn what it takes to succeed in today’s marketplace.

In this workshop, IFW Instructor Lynne Smith reveals what makes a contemporary romance different from other romances and what you can do to catch an editor’s—and ultimately, a reader’s—eye. Plus, she’ll share what worked, what didn’t, and what could have been even better in the winning entries from the IFW Contemporary Romance First Pages Contest.

Join us April 23rd at 8pm ET/5pm PT!


Lynne Smith, Author and ICL Instructor


Lynne Smith

Lynne Smith chose Lynn Michaels for her pen name because her husband’s name is Michael. When she sold her first book he told her to never dedicate a book to him, so she stole his name instead. Lynne is the author of two novellas and 16 novels published by the likes of Avon, Dell, Fawcett, Harlequin, and Ballantine. Three of her novels were nominated for the Romance Writers of America’s RITA award, the Oscar of romance writing. Her only complaint about writing is that it really cuts into her reading time.

Lynne is also an instructor for the Institute for Writers where she teaches Breaking into Print and Shape, Write, and Sell Your Novel.


*The Essay to My Younger Self contest closed 1/31/24. We’ll be announcing the winner during this workshop and no more entries can be accepted at this time.

You may also like…