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||BOLDLY GOING, LEVEL ONE: Writing Science Fiction Romance When You Don’t Have a PhD
||Admit it: You always knew you could do a better job than Captain Janeway. “I aim to misbehave” is
your motto. What you really want to do is combine your two favorite genres: Romance and Science
Fiction and bring your dreams to life in book form. But the science angle—and cross-genre angle—
have you more worried than if you wore a red-shirted uniform. So where do you start?
Right here in BOLDLY GOING, LEVEL ONE. Best-selling SFR author Linnea Sinclair will help you turn
your ideas and your passion into a workable plan for your first science fiction romance. You’ll learn
the working tropes of the SF genre, the dos and don’ts of world building, the best way to incorporate
the required science elements, and get tips on how to mix it all together without losing the
romance. This is an intensive genre-specific course for the serious writer. Prospective students must
provide a list of five SFR/RSF novels and five SF novels they’ve read, and must be competent in basic
novel structure (plot, GMC, characterization, and the story arc).
||RITA® Award Winning Author
||Winner of the prestigious national book award, the RITA®, science fiction romance author Linnea Sinclair is a name synonymous with high-action, emotionally intense, character-driven novels. Her books have claimed spots in the Locus Top Ten and received starred reviews in Publisher’s Weekly. Romantic Times BOOKreviews magazine consistently gives Sinclair’s books 4-1/2 stars (their highest rating). Starlog magazine calls Sinclair “one of the reigning queens of science fiction romance.”
Her previous careers include news reporting and private investigation. Since 2000, she’s taught seminars in the craft of writing for all levels of writers via on-line writing sites and at writing conventions nationwide.
Sinclair resides in Naples, Florida with her husband, Robert Bernadino, and their thoroughly spoiled cats. Readers can find her perched on the third barstool from the left in her Intergalactic Bar and Grille at www.linneasinclair.com .