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Forum: Writing SciFi Romance Heroes presented by Cynthia Sax

February 15th

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.

  1. Introductions

    Started by CynthiaSax, February 15th, 2016 09:24 AM
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  2. GMC, Strengths, Weaknesses, Fears and Growth

    Started by CynthiaSax, February 15th, 2016 03:13 PM
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    February 15th, 2016, 05:23 PM Go to last post
  3. Why Heroes And Not Heroines?

    Started by CynthiaSax, February 15th, 2016 11:02 AM
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    February 15th, 2016, 05:00 PM Go to last post
  4. Why Reader Expectations Are Important

    Started by CynthiaSax, February 15th, 2016 09:27 AM
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    February 15th, 2016, 04:48 PM Go to last post
  5. Q&A

    Started by CynthiaSax, February 15th, 2016 04:34 PM
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  6. How I Build Characters

    Started by CynthiaSax, February 15th, 2016 04:24 PM
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  7. The Human Alien

    Started by CynthiaSax, February 15th, 2016 01:51 PM
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  8. Common SciFi Romance Hero Expectations

    Started by CynthiaSax, February 15th, 2016 11:54 AM
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