In this updated version, learn the ins and outs of character creation from a side of romance we rarely hear from, the male romance reader/writer! Paranormal Romance author Sascha Illyvich shares with us tips on how to create more memorable characters, avoid some common pitfalls and have more fun with our writing!
What you’ll learn from this class
- Male Archetypes and how they affect our characters
- How (il)logical men think and why they act the way they do
- How to get your man to express his true “self” and speak in his voice
- What men REALLY care about and how to work with that for your characters*
- Relationship issues Men face*
- A man’s self view*
- The Gay Male Mindset
- The Male Cycle of Emotions and how it compares to the female cycle of emotions
- A man’s journey in life and his Success
- How to take any male character from any movie/story and modify him to fit your story
A few extras
Using character creations sheets (don’t groan!) that have all the relevant information you’ll need, you’ll be able to craft male characters that are just as deep as your female characters. Getting inside the heads of your male characters is the most important aspect of “how to write” them.
Cross gender writing can make or break an author’s career if they cannot portray the opposite gender clearly and accurately. With the growing popularity of M/M romances, it’s becoming increasingly important for males to be portrayed in the proper light! We’ll cover all that here and a lot more over the next week.
About Sascha Illyvich
Proclaimed by the Publishing industry as the Bad Boy of Romance, Sascha started writing fifteen years ago. Author of over 50 titles in a variety of subgenres, his erotic romances have been listed under the Night Owl Romance and Road to Romance’s Recommended read list, and he’s been nominated for a CAPA by The Romance Studio. Recently, Torn to Pieces was a USA TODAY Recommended Read.
Sascha writes for Red Sage, Ardent Books, Secret Cravings Publishing, Sizzler Editions, Totally Bound and Decadent Publishing. Find him at http://saschaillyvichauthor.com Agency Representation provided by The Corvisiero Agency
Managing Imprint Editor for Ardent Books, the erotic division of Assent Publishing, and Imprint Editor at Sizzler Editions, Sascha continues to help other authors build the careers they strive for, as those who came before him helped to do.