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.


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.