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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 […]

Plan: Read by Suzanne Brockmann

TweetWe’ve all heard the advice that it’s best not to read while writing, in case we somehow accidentally absorb details from our reading materials into our own writing. New York Times Best-Selling Author SUZANNE BROCKMANN joins […]

Saving Grace… on Xenia, Hospitality Laws, and the Cats that Need Saving by Damon Suede

What happens when your characters are too likable? Is there such a thing? You bet, and Damon Suede is here to tell us how to make our characters fascinating and interesting. Much better than just […]

Nice Is The New Sexy: Creating a Swoonworthy Beta Hero By Elizabeth Harmon

Welcome back to Elizabeth Harmon with her post on Beta Heroes! The nice guy doesn’t always finish last! =) Larger-than-life, wealthy, commanding, the Alpha hero is the fantasy man woman dream of.  With the recent […]

Create Characters Your Reader Will Care About – by Liz Fielding

Tweet Author Liz Fielding joins us today with a stellar post on creating characters.   Romantic fiction is character led. A plot, a story is important, but unlike a thriller, where the hero or heroine […]

Food and Fiction by Jennifer Crusie

TweetToday’s post originally appeared on Jennifer Crusie‘s blog, ARGH INK, on May 22. It is reprinted here with her permission. (Our originally scheduled guest blogger, Jaime Saare/Aline Hunter, will join us later in the summer.) […]

Goal, Motivation, and Conflict with Joanne Dannon

Tweet Author Joanne Dannon joins us today for a discussion on one of my favorite subjects, GMC. GMC is an acronym for Goal, Motivation and Conflict, and is the foundation for good books. I wish […]

Top Five Character Pitfalls and Ways to Avoid Them by Robin Gianna

TweetI’m excited to welcome back author ROBIN GIANNA! Read on to find out about Robin’s two-book giveaway! Hi! I’m so glad to be back at Romance University! Today, I’m talking about:  Top Five Character Pitfalls […]

3 Character Tips from a Writing Craft Geek by Melinda Curtis

Help me welcome Melinda Curtis and how to create unforgettable characters. Welcome Melinda! I’m a writer, an admitted writing craft geek and something of a psychology geek (1 course short of being a psych minor). […]

Creating Emotional Depth in Your Characters – by Mary Jane Morgan

Tweet Happy Friday, RU Crew! Please welcome first-time Visiting Professor author Mary Jane Morgan.  As a consumer, I am always drawn to books that are rich with emotion. Makes perfect sense right? The way I […]

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