Characterization

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The Keepsake Method of Creating Characters by Jennifer Tanner

TweetFor almost two years, I’ve been living in a construction zone. I spend my days dealing with contractors, moving stuff from room to room, and throwing stuff away. Throughout the process, I thought a lot […]

Make Your Story Richer with In-depth Knowledge of Your Characters by Reese Ryan

TweetIt’s a manic Monday and my Word program isn’t cooperating, so here’s a post from the RU archives written by author Reese Ryan.  Whether a story is plot-driven, or character-driven, so much of its success […]

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 […]

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