Characterization

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Anti-Heroes: Why Devious is so Delectable by Heather Webb

Author and RU contributor Heather Webb talks about the allure of the anti-hero, the guy you want to hate and yet can’t stop thinking about… I don’t watch much TV. In fact, I binge on one […]

Anatomy of an Edgy YA Heroine with PJ Sharon

Author PJ Sharon joins us today to share her secrets to writing an edgy YA heroine. Anatomy of an Edgy YA heroine Thank you so much for inviting me to share with your readers today. Let’s talk […]

Put Yourself into Your Books with Cathy Tully

Welcome to a first-time poster on RU, author Cathy Tully. Today Cathy’s going to tell us how she puts a little of herself into each and every book she writes. I’ve been writing for almost […]

Layering Multiple Tropes with Lea Nolan

Lea Nolen is a fab YA author but with her latest release she enter the world of category romance and she’s here to teach us the way to layer tropes for maximum impact! Thanks so much […]

Dialogue in Historical Fiction with Nicola Cornick

An eighteenth century hero wouldn’t say everything’s groovy nor would a modern day heroine likely be described as missish. So if you’re writing historical fiction, how do you convey a sense of period to your […]

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 […]

Loucinda McGary presents: The Basic Ingredients – The 4 elements you need in addition to the HEA to write good romance.

Jane Austen’s Persuasion and Helen Fielding’s Bridget Jones’ Diary are two romances set in different time periods with heroines who are polar opposites. But like all romances, they share the same basic components. Author Loucinda […]

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 […]

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