Category Archives: characters

Honing Your Dark Hero: 4 Things I’ve Learned from the World’s Most Dangerous Men

Award winning author Laura Navarre, whom I was privileged to interview in May 2010, sold her first two books in rapid succession. Her debut novel, The Devil’s Mistress, a dark Tudor romance, was released by Samhain in June 2010 (ebook) … Continue reading

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WoW: Creating Flawed Characters

Flawed characters? Yup. You read that right. If we want to produce marketable stories, our characters have to be imperfect people—just like us. OK, you already knew that, right? Well, I can be kinda slow to catch on to things. … Continue reading

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FF: The Value of Traditions

“Tradition.” When Tevya belts out this song in Fiddler on the Roof, I never fail to be moved. Clearly, he values the traditions that are a major part of his world. Our daughter loves traditions, too. Her favorite season is … Continue reading

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FF: Recipe for a Hero

One of the most important parts of a romance for me is The Hero. Sure, I want a great heroine as his counterpart, but if the Hero doesn’t cause my heart to race or produce audible sighs of satisfaction, I … Continue reading

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