Characterization

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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 […]

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 […]

Handsome Hansel – Be A Parent To Your Characters

Help me welcome Handsome Hansel from the Dance of Romance. Are your characters like your children? Is it time to throw them into the deep end of the pool? Maybe it’s the afterglow of all […]

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 […]

An Educational 12 Months with Escape Publishing Managing Editor Kate Cuthbert

Today’s guest is Kate Cuthbert, Managing Editor for Escape Publishing. Kate talks about Escape’s first year, what she’s learned, and how her education can help aspiring authors. Welcome to RU, Kate! Writing anniversary blogs for Escape […]

The Beauty is in the Details, by Sherry Thomas

Due to a scheduling glitch, we’re posting one of our favorite columns written by historical author Sherry Thomas.    Some people say the devil is in the details. I say the divine is in the […]

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