Characterization

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Emotional Depth – Putting the Spark in Your Story by Rachael Thomas

Tweet Good morning! Please welcome back Harlequin author Rachael Thomas. During my journey to publication I was told my work lacked spark. At the time it baffled me. What was this magical spark and how […]

Donna MacMeans – Creating Characters for the Keeper Shelf

Tweet Good morning and Happy 2017! The RU staff is still on hiatus, but we thought Donna MacMean’s post from 2012 would be a perfect topic to start off the New Year.  Have you ever noticed […]

First Glance… On Meeting Characters and Making Impressions by Damon Suede

Even flying cross country in wild turbulence, Damon Suede puts together another fabulous post. =0) Learn how to get your audience to fall head over heels for your characters. Romance audiences show up looking for […]

Writing Holiday Romance by Nancy Naigle

TweetPlease welcome back NANCY NAIGLE, who returns with a very seasonal post.   I love the holidays. Especially Christmas, and anyone who knows me knows that I’m a Hallmark Christmas movie fanatic. Yes, I’ve been […]

Secondary Characters in Romance – Yay or Nay by Summerita Rhayne

Romance readers are often very selective about the kind of romance they read. To an outsider romance fiction is one genre, but just ask one of us! A reader of historical fiction may not think […]

Happy Halloween…Who you gonna call? And the Beetlejuice thing is real… by CC Dragon

TweetPlease welcome Cheryl (aka CC) Dragon to her first RU visit. She has a new release today, perfect timing for a spooky Halloween topic! The Exorcist. Lucifer. Supernatural. American Horror Story… We love to be […]

Helen Henderson presents: Are They You?

TweetThanks to social media, readers have more accessibility to authors, and authors, who choose to, are able to engage their readers on a more on personal level. But how much do you want your readers […]

What’s in a Voice: or two sides of the same scene by Elizabeth Bemis

TweetPlease welcome ELIZABETH BEMIS – this is her debut post for Romance University. Liz is a six time Golden Heart finalist and a 2012 Golden Heart winner. Scroll to the “question” at the end of […]

BE The Dude by Laura Drake

TweetThe characters you’ve created have distinct personalities and their actions and emotions should be true to their character. Author Laura Drake’s post, with excellent examples, illustrates this point.  I have Margie Lawson to thank (yet […]

Writing Relatable Antiheroes and Villains by Kayelle Allen

Help me welcome back Kayelle Allen – today Kayelle is giving us the low down on those no-good villains. Or are they no good? Read ahead and find out more! In any story, the most […]

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