Crafting the Alpha with Melissa Blue Copy

Alpha hero vs. alpha-hole. They shouldn’t be the same thing. Alpha heroes are one of the most enduring, powerful tropes in the romance genre. But don’t let that mislead you: it’s not simple. Crafting a high quality, believable, lovable alpha take...

Characterization with Rebecca Monterusso Copy

Characters are the lifeblood of fiction.   And all the advice we hear about building character sounds pretty obvious, right?  Make them sympathetic. Make them interesting. Make them someone we can root for. Uh…okay? What does...

Crafting The Perfect Villain with Sacha Black Copy

Who’s the most important person in your hero’s journey? Hint: It’s not your hero. Sacha Black is here to talk to us about how to craft the person with the real power to turn your protagonist into a hero: your villain. Sacha BlackSacha...