Characterization

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Supplying Breadcrumbs: How to Hint at a Character’s Emotional Wound – Angela Ackerman

Another fabulous post by Angela Ackerman – every romance writer needs to know about emotional wounds for their characters! You’re going to want to bookmark this post! Emotional wounds are transformative and have the power […]

Making Minor Characters Fresh: #Writing Advice by Chris Eboch

TweetChris Eboch finishes off the week with a post on secondary characters. When creating a new story, you probably spend the most time developing your main character, or perhaps your hero and heroine equally. They […]

USING CARS & CLOTHES TO WRITE CHARACTER DESCRIPTION by Sandra Tilley

Tweet“Show, don’t tell” are words imprinted on every struggling writer’s brain, but it’s not always clear how to do that. When I first read Sandra Tilley‘s debut post for Romance University, the first character that […]

How to Add Depth to Your Protagonist by Angela Ackerman

One of our favorite people Angela Ackerman joins us today to talk about your protagonist! Read up! I love it when a story idea grips me. Often, it starts with one small thing…a sound, or […]

Horse Riding for City Slickers by Pat Haggerty

Why, you’re asking, is Pat Haggerty doing an article on horse riding on a romance writer’s website? Just in case one of your characters is ever on a horse, of course! =) The more you […]

Hug Your Story with Bookends by Kris Bock

Tweet Please welcome new RU Contributor, Kris Bock! I’ve written guest posts for RU twice before – “Size Matters: Tips for Enlarging Your Manuscript” in March 2014, and “Before You Climax,” on the crisis point […]

Incorporating Deep POV into our writing… and why do we care? by Nancy Stopper

TweetPlease welcome author NANCY STOPPER – this is her debut visit to Romance University! We’ve all heard the mantra “Show, Don’t Tell”. This is what every author is told they need to do in order to […]

Putting Meat on the Bones of your Heroes by Tessa Shapcott

Welcome back to Tessa Shapcott as she tells us how to turn a typical male character into a NOT so typical character your readers will love! What makes the ideal romantic hero? We all have […]

What have you got to lose? by Kari Lynn Dell

Welcome first timer Kari Lynn Dell with a fabulous post! Go on, read it! What have you got to lose? =) This question single-handedly turned around my writing career. It has become the first thing […]

Putting it on the Page: How Your Personal Experiences Influence Character Development – by Paul Lonardo

TweetPlease welcome first-time Visiting Professor, author Paul Lonardo. Obviously, the one question I get most often as a male writing a story with a female protagonist is how I go about developing a character for […]

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