Color Wheel of Love.

Here's a good quiz for all the romance writers out there... although it can apply to everyone, of course. In the early 1970s, the psychologist John Alan Lee developed a way of explaining 6 primary and secondary "love styles" in terms of the color wheel. Frankly, I don't really understand the color wheel part, but … Continue reading Color Wheel of Love.

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Shakespeare Still Lives.

Well, as you may have noticed if you Googled anything last Saturday, the world and all of its geeks were celebrating Shakespeare's 452nd birthday/4ooth deathday. Slightly morbid of us, but you know. It was a big deal. I was partying hard all day (internally, as I went about my usual business in the world), and … Continue reading Shakespeare Still Lives.

The 5 Love Languages: Not Just for Lovers.

For today's character development exercise, we're going to look at "The Five Love Languages," developed by Gary Chapman. Basically, there are 5 different ways people express and receive love: Words of Affirmation: Pretty much what it sounds like. Compliments are huge for these people. They love hearing the words "I love you," and why. Insults … Continue reading The 5 Love Languages: Not Just for Lovers.