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A set of slides from the Emerald City Writers' Conference. Whether it's a twist on the familiar Cinderella story or a new take on vampires and werewolves, romance is a genre that thrives on reinvention. But how does a writer strike the right balance between a fresh new idea and a story with classic appeal? With fan fiction and its links to romance under the microscope, where do we draw the line between inspiration, playful allusion and a flat-out rip-off? Come learn how to fracture your fairy tales, revamp your vamps and reshape your shifters to best showcase your unique voice and catch the attention of agents, editors, and readers.