Character Development

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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 […]

Compelling Characters: It’s all about the change in identity and belief – by Beth Barany

Author Beth Barany takes the podium today to discuss the importance of establishing your character’s core beliefs.  Welcome to RU, Beth!  A story is defined by change. Who is your character now, at the start […]

Power-up World Building through Point of View with Anna Steffl

I’m happy to welcome Anna Steffl to the RU campus. Anna shares her tips on enhancing setting, description, and character development through POV. One randomly chosen commenter will receive an e-book copy of Anna’s Solace […]

Chasing a Character to Find the Plot by Adite Banerjie

Author Adite Banerjie joins us today to share her process on writing a character driven story.  Welcome back, Adite!  I have often been accused of writing stories that are plot-driven. And I plead guilty as […]

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

Long-time RU supporter and author Reese Ryan returns to talk about the importance of creating a believable character. Welcome back, Reese!  Whether a story is plot-driven, or character-driven, so much of its success hinges on […]

Weekly Lecture Schedule – December 2nd to December 6th

It’s that time of  year! Between the shopping and baking, the holiday parties and general chaos, we hope you’ll find the time to drop in this week. Here’s our line-up:  Monday, December 2nd – Oliver […]

Getting Venus Inside Mars’ Head: Writing Convincing Male Characters with LynDee Walker

I’m pleased to welcome back one of my favorite cozy mystery authors, LynDee Walker. Today, LynDee shares her insight on why it’s important to develop believable male characters.  Hola, LynDee! Understanding men. It’s a question as […]

What Makes a Book Great with Susan Meier

I finally got to meet Susan Meier at RWA Nationals this year and not only did I get to have lunch with her but I also didn’t fangirl all over her (just barely).  With 52 wonderful books […]

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