Tag: creating characters

Being creative and analytical

BellaAndre2 copy

Many romance writers get into the field because they loved reading romance. So when Bella Andre crafts a series, she finds it easier because she can writer the characters and stories that she would want to read. But as a self-publishing author, she still…

Forming a partnership

Film still, Jayne Ann Krentz, Joseph Friedman, Popular Romance Project

Author Jayne Ann Krentz writes heroes and heroines who share her worldviews–and who are a little bit psychic.

Larger than life

Film still, Cindy Gerard, interview

Romance author Cindy Gerard creates characters with the qualities she admires in real life: honor, integrity, and the strength to survive suffering.

Finding companionship

Film still, Melanie Ann Schaeffer, interview

Melanie Ann Schaeffer wants her baby boomer characters to be vibrant, and not relegated to what outsiders think is “appropriate” for their generation.

Writing role models

Film still, Suzanne Brockmann, interview

Author Suzanne Brockmann takes the responsibility of writing heroines seriously.

A little baffled

Film still, Kristin Higgans, interview

Kristan Higgins works hard to make her characters and their emotions pop for readers.

Ordinary magic

A black plaque with a checklist witch household chores

Do paranormal romance heroines have to know martial arts and wield ancient weapons? Allison Holz talks about writing more down-to-earth women.

Eureka moments

Film still, Cindy Gerard, 2012, Joseph Friedman, Popular Romance Project

Cindy Gerard, author of romantic suspense novels, says when she starts writing a new novel, it’s “like a bright, shiny new toy.”

Eye of the beholder

Film still, Nalini Singh, 2012, Joseph Friedman, Popular Romance Project

One woman’s villain can be another woman’s hero, says paranormal romance writer Nalini Singh.

An MFA in romance?

Film still, Nicole Peeler, Joseph Friedman, Popular Romance Project

Seton Hill University’s MFA in writing popular fiction includes romance novels. Nicole Peeler talks about teaching for the program.