There are reasons why romance readers pick up stories with one type of hero and not another. They have expectations for this hero. Satisfy these expectations and readers are more likely to enjoy your story.
But we have to do more than simply give readers a ‘type’ of hero. Heroes should be individuals. They have goals, motivations, flaws and other traits. We’ll talk about how to make your hero one of a kind, a hero readers will remember and love.
Note: We’ll be talking specifically about SciFi Romance heroes in this workshop but I’ve used the same process for my contemporary and paranormal heroes.
Day One - Morning
We’ll talk about why readers choose stories with one type of hero and not another.
We’ll discuss the reader expectations for cyborgs, bounty hunters, aliens, clones, androids and other SciFi romance hero ‘types’.
Day One - Afternoon
Now that we know the reader expectations, we’ll discuss how to take a character ‘type’ and craft him into a character, giving him goals, motivation, flaws and other traits.