How to Write a Cute & Cozy Christmas Romance, with H. R. D’Costa

Do you love watching Christmas romances on TV in December?

They’re so cozy. So comforting. It’s one of the best times of the year.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could make money from your writing by living in Merry Christmas–land?

Even better, to know that what you wrote would provide joy, hope, and inspiration to millions of people?

You can achieve these goals—and more—if you learn how to write your own Christmas movie for TV.

Author and writing coach H. R. D’Costa of will show you what to do, step by step—even if you have zero screenwriting experience.

Between now and April 25, she’s made a recording of her presentation How to Write a Hallmark Christmas Movie available just to Salon members.

Then, on Thursday, April 22 at 8 PM (EST), she’ll be available for a live Q&A on Zoom (where’ll she also share some bonus tips).

Psst: Salon member Sharon Wray (who has authored the Amazon bestselling Deadly Force romantic-suspense series) attended the live presentation last December and loved it!

In the presentation, you’ll learn:

  • a 12-step roadmap to write your own Christmas movie without feeling lost, confused, or overwhelmed (H. R. doesn’t hold back—she shares all the steps; yes, all twelve!)
  • how to generate a movie idea that’ll fit right in with Hallmark’s Christmas lineup
  • a super-simple hack to create a cute movie title (which’ll boost the sales potential of your script)
  • recommendations for Christmas movies to watch to become a pro at this genre
  • strategies to help you maintain momentum while writing your screenplay pages (so you don’t run out of steam halfway)

+ MORE!!!

The recording also includes a quick screenwriting demo that’ll make screenplay format feel less intimidating.

During the recording, H. R. will briefly talk about her Christmas Movie Writer Starter Kit that’ll make it easier for you to write a Christmas movie script of your own.

Until April 25, Salon members (and their friends) can purchase the kit with an exclusive 20% discount. Go to the Salon VIP resources page to get the discount link.

Please note: H. R. isn’t affiliated with Hallmark, and the content of the presentation and Christmas Kit hasn’t been reviewed or endorsed by Hallmark.

Whom is the presentation, Q&A, and Christmas Kit for?

Broadly speaking, they’re for any writer who wants to provide joy, comfort, and inspiration to others…while making side income from home.

More specifically, they’re ideal for:

  • screenwriters who want to branch into a new (and popular!) genre
  • novelists who love TV Christmas movies, and want to write one of their own (but are feeling shaky about writing a screenplay for the first time)

What if you want to write a cozy Christmas romance novel, not a screenplay?

There is crossover between the two formats, and you’ll probably get some great takeaways from the presentation as well as the Christmas Kit. However, H. R. won’t specifically discuss how to write a Christmas romance novel.


PRESENTATION: A recording of How to Write a Hallmark Christmas Movie will be exclusively available to Salon members between now and April 25. Go to the Salon VIP resources page for the presentation link.

LIVE Q&A: Ask H. R. questions via Zoom (and learn extra writing tips!) on Thursday, April 22, 8 PM (EST)

Register for the Q&A below.

Can’t make it live? Don’t worry. The Q&A will be recorded and loaded onto the Salon website, so you can watch it at your leisure.

Also, if you can’t make it live, you can email your question to H. R. in advance. (You can find her email address on the same page as the How to Write a Hallmark Christmas Movie presentation.)

More about H. R. D’Costa:

A graduate of Brown University, H. R. D’Costa is an author and writing coach specializing in story structure and story stakes.

Through her website; her “deep dive” writing guides (including the Amazon bestseller Sizzling Story Outlines and the 4-volume Story Structure Essentials series); and online course Smarter Story Structure, she provides novelists and screenwriters with practical tools to create stories that readers can’t put down.

Her popular resource, the Ultimate Story Structure Worksheet, has been downloaded over 37,000 times by writers from around the world.


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