characters

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First Glance… On Meeting Characters and Making Impressions by Damon Suede

Even flying cross country in wild turbulence, Damon Suede puts together another fabulous post. =0) Learn how to get your audience to fall head over heels for your characters. Romance audiences show up looking for […]

Who Said That? by Stefanie London

Are all of your characters sounding a bit…the same? If so, read Stefanie London’s post today on Who Said That? And give your characters the voice they deserve! In a romance novel characters are king. […]

Breaking Heroines to Break Heroes with Sarah M. Anderson

Sarah M. Anderson joins us again to delve into the issue of creating realistic conflict without breaking our hero in two. Recently I was reading a romance for a contest (no, I’m not going to tell you which […]

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 […]

Learning to Love Again with Handsome Hansel

It’s Valentine’s Day and we get to spend it with Handsome Hansel from Dance of Romance! Drop on in and see what he has to say about falling out of love with our characters. It […]

How Fatal Should Flaws Be? Laurie Schnebly Campbell

I’ve learned so much from Laurie Schnebly Campbell over the years – and here’s a bit more to tuck into my brain – the Fatal Flaw. If you haven’t taken a writing class with Laurie, […]

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 […]

Hit & Myth: Legendary Underpinnings of Genre Tropes with Damon Suede

One of my favorite things about this industry is the people I get to meet and call friend. Damon Suede’s amazing book, HOT HEAD, was recommended to me by author Elisabeth Staab and I loved […]

Passion Needs Compassion – Handsome Hansel Tells Us Why!

Welcome back to Handsome Hansel . Today he’s talking about compassion and how well it works with your characters and the world of romance. I took a little heat recently when I shared what the […]

The Unrepentant Character with Mae Clair

Help me welcome a new friend to RU. Mae Clair writes strong willed characters – who sometimes talk back! We’ve all encountered them. It’s the character you’ve pre-determined will respond a certain way in a […]

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