Romancing the Jerk [REPOST]

~ By Jane Peden Writing a hero readers will fall in love with is always challenging – but never more so than in category romance.  Especially if you are writing about presumptuous arrogant billionaires whose cold hearts and rash judgments are in dire need of redeeming.  You know the type.  The CEO who seduces his secretary, then fires her when she’s falsely accused of being a corporate spy.  The heir to the throne who shows up on his discarded girlfriend’s doorstep and demands that she leave her job and her country behind and go with him to a distant land,...

Romancing the Jerk

~ By Jane Peden Writing a hero readers will fall in love with is always challenging – but never more so than in category romance.  Especially if you are writing about presumptuous arrogant billionaires whose cold hearts and rash judgments are in dire need of redeeming.  You know the type.  The CEO who seduces his secretary, then fires her when she’s falsely accused of being a corporate spy.  The heir to the throne who shows up on his discarded girlfriend’s doorstep and demands that she leave her job and her country behind and go with him to a distant land,...

Doing It Your Way

~ By Jane Peden What’s the right way to write a book? Over the past ten years I’ve attended countless writing workshops at my local RWA chapter, National RWA Conference, and other writing groups.  And I’ve heard many absolutes.  You MUST use a critique group. . . . Make sure you know your character’s GMC (goals, motivation, and conflict) BEFORE you start to write your story. . . Always interview your characters so that you know their interests, their strengths, their backgrounds, their favorite flavor of ice cream . . . Make an outline and a detailed synopsis first,...

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