Characterization

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Taming the Testy Heroine by Lynne Marshall

It’s been awhile since multi-published author LYNNE MARSHALL joined us – we are very happy to welcome her back to RU! As a special treat, Lynne will give away a print or e-book (either Kindle or […]

It’s All About Your Characters with Robin Gianna

Happy Monday, RU crew! Today, Robin Gianna discusses the importance of GMC in character development. One lucky commenter will win a copy of Robin’s latest book and a tote bag.  Great to have you back, Robin!  […]

The Voice (and I’m not talking about the TV show): How to Find, Become Inspired By and Write Distinctive Voices for Your Characters by Ed Gaffney

Please welcome back ED GAFFNEY with Part 2 of the series on Voice he began in April.  Part 2 – Inspiration, and How to Listen to Your Writing In just a little less than a […]

The Other Gender: Writing a Man (or a Woman) We Can Believe In by Harrison Demchick

We are excited to welcome HARRISON DEMCHICK back for his second visit with us at Romance University. Neither all men nor all women are written equal. It’s inevitable: Some women struggle at writing male characters. […]

Give Your Heroes Some Help: Supporting Characters Lend a Hand by Barbara White Daille

Secondary characters play an important role in a story and Harlequin author Barbara White Daille tells us why. One randomly chosen commenter will win a signed copy of The Cowboy’s Little Surprise. (U.S. residents only.)  Welcome […]

Girl on Her Own Horse by Ines Johnson

Please help me welcome first time VP Ines Johnson! After a computer snafu on Monday, Ines’ post is FINALLY making it on RU! =) Have you been paying attention to the evolution of the Cinderella story? If […]

Breaking Heroines to Break Heroes with Sarah M. Anderson

Sarah M. Anderson joins us again to delve into the issue of creating realistic conflict without breaking our hero in two. Recently I was reading a romance for a contest (no, I’m not going to tell you which […]

Rie Warren presents: Sometimes a Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl

The term alpha male is ubiquitous in the romance genre. We’ve read about alphas and their six-pack abs and thousand mile stares, but these traits are just window dressing without in-depth character development. Today, Rie Warren […]

Creating Likable Characters by Heather Webb

I’ve talked a lot about characters here at RU (see my articles on Character Motivation, Action, & Goals and Character Renewal a.k.a. Character Arc), and as far as I can tell, it’s a favorite subject […]

Weekly Lecture Schedule – January 26th to January 30th

Romance University was founded on May 9, 2009 with the goal to provide resources and support for writers. Over the past week, RU was listed among the 100 Best Websites for Writers 2015 by The […]

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