Characterization

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You Wrote a Killer Love Story…But Did You Romance the Reader? by Angela Ackerman

Angela Ackerman joins us today to discuss the importance of developing a relationship between your characters and your readers. Welcome back, Angela!   As anyone writing romance knows, the love connection takes center stage. And to […]

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 […]

Creating Likable Characters by Heather Webb

I’ve talked a lot about characters here at RU (see my articles on Character Motivation, Action, & Goals and Character Renewal a.k.a. Character Arc), and as far as I can tell, it’s a favorite subject […]

Weekly Lecture Schedule – January 26th to January 30th

Romance University was founded on May 9, 2009 with the goal to provide resources and support for writers. Over the past week, RU was listed among the 100 Best Websites for Writers 2015 by The […]

Missed Connections: How Characterization Creates Chemistry by Harrison Demchick

Please welcome author Harrison Demchick, developmental editor at The Writer’s Ally – this is his first time with us at Romance University.  Let’s face it: You know when two characters aren’t clicking on the page. This […]

Careers in Romance Novels and How They Affect Characterization with Summerita Rhayne

Welcome Summerita Rhayne to Romance University! Today Summerita tells us how your characters career should fit their personality! Character building is tough to nail in fiction but especially hard in romantic fiction where you need […]

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 […]

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 […]

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