Archetypes and Characters, Romance

5 Movie Villains Who Could Be Romance Heroes, with a little TLC

Sometimes a bad guy has more appeal than the hero, especially if the so-called villain is as ruthless in his pursuit of the heroine as he is in achieving the rest of his goals. Here are fivescience fiction and fantasy movie villains whose characters could become enthralling romance heroes, given some moral fiber.

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Archetypes and Characters, Romance, Science Fiction Romance

Archetype Sighting! SciFi Romance Hero-Heroine Matches

After categorizing the heroes and heroines from 33 science fiction romances, I matched them up to see if any of the archetypes paired up more frequently than others and came up with 6 archetype pairings.

Genre Rules, Paranormal Romance, Romance, Science Fiction Romance, Tropes

Genre Police! Heroes that are too many tropes

When a writer creates a hero that's too many things, she has to fill the reader's expectations for that hero, plot-wise and romance-wise. Juggling too many and fitting them all in one book is difficult—though not impossible—and makes the story and the hero seem over the top.

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Studying a Novel like it’s a Textbook

Critical Editing Worksheet A novel is a biography on its characters and a historical, geographical, cultural outline of its universe. Is all the necessary information given to the readers? Download a PDF of this Worksheet INSTRUCTIONS While reading, highlight or take notes on the key facts Advanced: Differentiate between world-building facts, setting details, and character… Continue reading Studying a Novel like it’s a Textbook