Characterization

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How to Add Depth to Your Protagonist by Angela Ackerman

One of our favorite people Angela Ackerman joins us today to talk about your protagonist! Read up! I love it when a story idea grips me. Often, it starts with one small thing…a sound, or […]

Putting Meat on the Bones of your Heroes by Tessa Shapcott

Welcome back to Tessa Shapcott as she tells us how to turn a typical male character into a NOT so typical character your readers will love! What makes the ideal romantic hero? We all have […]

The Recipe for Romance Novel Ragù by Staci Troilo

Tweet The first time I invited Staci Troilo to guest blog with RU, I visited her website and learned that she was an award-winning recipe developer. We’ve exchanged a few emails since then, almost all […]

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 […]

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). […]

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 […]

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 […]

Finding the Balance Between Hooking Readers and Setting up the Story

TweetPlease welcome back author and über blogger Janice Hardy.   There’s a lot of conflicting advice about writing. Common wisdom says to start with a bang and hook your readers right away, while other views say […]

Create Characters Your Reader Will Care About by Robin Gianna

TweetA good plot is even better when the reader can relate to your characters. Robin Gianna talks about factors you should consider when creating believable characters.  Welcome back, Robin!   Have you ever read a book […]

The 3 Essential Elements to Creating a Believable Romance – C. S. Lakin

C.S. Lakin runs an amazing blog called Live Write Thrive – haven’t been there yet? Take a peek around, and don’t forget to check out her new book 5 Editors Tackle the 12 Fatal Flaws […]

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