Character Development

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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 […]

Converting Backstory into Character with Theresa Stevens, Editor

Due to an unexpected glitch, we’re re-running a post by our favorite editor Theresa Stevens! Theresa Stevens joins RU once again (yay!) to lead us through the process of character development. Fire up your printers […]

Falling in Love on the Page: Writing Convincing Romantic Relationships by Anna Campbell

TweetShe’s smitten. He’s besotted. But that’s not a story. Award-winning author Anna Campbell shares her insight on creating believable romance for your characters.  As a romance writer, I spend my life watching characters fall in […]

Creating Compelling Characters by Kathy Stewart

TweetToday’s guest, author Kathy Stewart, discusses the elements of creating a memorable character. Welcome to RU, Kathy! Have you ever wondered what it is that makes a reader want to follow a character on a […]

Do’s and Don’ts for Introducing Your Protagonist with Anne R. Allen

Due to a scheduling mishap, we’re sharing an old post by one of our favorite Visiting Professors, author and blogger Anne R. Allen.  Introducing your main character to your reader may be the single trickiest […]

Creating Characters Readers Will Love with Rachael Thomas

Creating a character goes beyond their physical description. Readers need to know the reason behind your characters’ actions and motivations. Rachael Thomas tells you why. Welcome back, Rachael! To create a story your reader will […]

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 […]

Guardians of the Galaxy Powered by the Character Arc with Corrina Lawson

Happy 2015, RU Crew! Author Corrina Lawson talks about character arcs in movies and how you can use these examples as tools for character development in your stories. Welcome to RU, Corrina! Guardians of the […]

Chemistry on the Page: A Romance Writer’s Guide to the Science That Leads Our Characters to the Big Bang – by Anise Rae

Author Anise Rae takes the podium to talk about the science behind attraction. Welcome back, Anise!  Whether you write deliciously sweet inspirationals or hot and steamy erotica, the key element to a romance is the irresistible attraction […]

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