Characterization

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Party fèves: the charms baked into the batter with Damon Suede

Do you have books that have grabbed your because of one line? A scene? The way an author depicts a setting? Those little gems are what keep you riveted in the story and keep it on your mind […]

Using Proverbs to Boost Character and Plot Development with Jean Murray

Jean Murray joins us to show that an oldie but a goodie – a proverb – can help us create books that captivate readers. The pen is mightier than the sword ~ Using proverbs to boost […]

Editor Heather Webb – Making Characters Unforgettable a.k.a. Character Arc

If I ask you who your favorite character is in a book or movie, who pops into your head? And why? Heather Webb tells us about character arcs and making YOUR characters as unforgettable as […]

Don’t Ignore the Incidental Character with Nancy Weeks

I love secondary characters – they add so much to the story when used well. I love this post by Nancy – it highlights the most impactful ways to use them to draw your reader […]

IMAGINE THIS…Part 2 Imagery and Characterization, can the two ever meet outside of an English class? By Jade Lee

USA Best-Selling Author JADE LEE returns today with Part 2 of her series on Imagery and Characterization. Seething volcano or skittish bird, what image best fits your characters and why would anyone care? Last time […]

IMAGINE THIS…Part 1 Imagery and Characterization, can the two ever meet outside of an English class? By Jade Lee

I discovered JADE LEE‘s books thanks to my good friend Keri Stevens, who “blames” Jade for introducing her to romance.I had the pleasure of meeting Jade Lee at RT in 2010 and at Duffy Brown’s […]

Learning to Love Again with Handsome Hansel

It’s Valentine’s Day and we get to spend it with Handsome Hansel from Dance of Romance! Drop on in and see what he has to say about falling out of love with our characters. It […]

Deepening Motivation and Plot in Historical Fiction with Marci Jefferson

Welcome debut author Marci Jefferson! She’s going to give us a few hints about plotting and deepening motivation in a historical – read on! As an avid reader, I enjoy almost any historical novel. And […]

The Importance of Vulnerability in Relationships with Angela Ackerman

Whether your characters exchange those furtive first glances or give in to the undeniable chemistry they share, opening their hearts means making themselves vulnerable. The fabulous Angela Ackerman returns to talk about why vulnerability plays an […]

CARE PACKAGE: watching Romancing the Stone with a mindful eye with Damon Suede

Those of you who follow me on Facebook know that I recently adopted the world’s cutest Pembroke Welsh Corgi. You will also know that I lost the coin toss on naming her – the kids prevailed […]

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