Characterization

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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 […]

Using Song Lyrics to Show Character and Relationships in your Romance Novel by Bliss Bennet

TweetPlease welcome author BLISS BENNET in her debut visit to Romance University! During the Regency era (1795 to 1837), the period in which I set my historical romance novels, there were no televisions, no radios, […]

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 […]

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