August 2020

Writing Believable Connections between Characters: from Chemistry to Intimacy


Writing a connection between characters that leaps off the page can be challenging. Humor, the senses, various narrative devices... The writer has many tools in the toolkit to help craft a connection between characters that truly comes to life. Whether your characters are in love or about to battle each other to the finish, crafting believable, engaging, and effective chemistry on the page can be a challenge for writers of all genres. Jeanne De Vita will explain the various techniques an author can employ to infuse a scene with page-turning action, laugh-out-loud banter, and swoon-worthy chemistry.

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About Jeanne De Vita

Jeanne De Vita has been a developmental editor, acquiring editor, and writing instructor for over a decade. She is presently both a developmental and acquiring editor and teaches copyediting, freelance editing, and creative writing at UCLA Extension. She teaches workshops at bookstores such as The Ripped Bodice in Culver City, California, as well as to professional associations and groups both online and in person. She has edited more than 300 romance novels in every subgenre, including books by written by traditionally published and indie bestselling authors.