characters

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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 […]

Three Ways to Make Your Villains Come to Life with Valerie Parv

I’m just thrilled to welcome author Valerie Parv to Romance University today! Her book, The Art of Romance Writing, was the first craft book I purchased. Welcome Valerie! When you’re writing, it’s easy to fall […]

Setting – The First, Most Crucial Choice for your Career AND your Character – Blythe Gifford

Blythe Gifford joins us at RU today – and will be giving away a commenters choice of one of her Brunson Clan Trilogy books! Make sure you leave your email address! For the last several […]

Secrets to Turn a Character from Cardboard to 3-D with Cherry Adair

Help me welcome one of my favorite people (even if she doesn’t realize I stalk her on Facebook) Cherry Adair! Today, she’ll chat with us about making our characters three dimensional. Writing interesting characters – […]

Empathy. It’s Where Characters Are Born – Handsome Hansel

Do you know how to make your characters empathetic? Handsome Hansel of Dance of Romance gives us a hint or two. Empathy. That is where it begins as well as ends for the characters we […]

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