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Online Course - Male POV: The Emotional Journey of Male Characters

This month we have a great online program planned. Go beyond growly voices and washboard abs to get into the minds of men and understand their emotional journey.

In this workshop, we will learn the ins and outs of character creation from a side of romance we rarely hear from, a male romance reader/writer! Erotic Romance author Sascha Illyvich shares tips on how to create more memorable heroes, how to 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 take any male character from any movie/story and modify him to fit your story
  • How to get your man to express his true “self”
  • What men REALLY care about and how to work with that for your characters* 
  • A man’s self-view*
  • The GAY MALE Viewpoint*
  • The Male Cycle of Emotions and how it compares to the female cycle of emotions
  • A man’s journey in life 
  • What men really think

This course is all online so you can participate from anywhere. 

RWA Members $25
Non-RWA Members $35
*RWA members who purchase the course can attend our May Chapter Meeting for free. 


“This has been a very informative, excellently crafted and helpful class” – Barbara Karmazin, Erotic Romance Author

“Sascha, thank you so much for this class. After taking this class, I realized that I know my male characters better than I thought but now I can keep them consistent and on task to reach their ultimate goal. Thank you so much for your help.” Laura Major,

Sascha, who was proclaimed by the publishing industry as The Bad Boy of Romance, started writing fifteen years ago. His erotic romances have been listed under Night Owl Romance’s and Road to Romance’s Recommended read lists, and he’s been nominated for a CAPA by The Romance Studio.  Recently, Torn to Pieces was a USA TODAY Recommended Read.

Sascha is a trained and experienced public speaker, and enjoys giving talks and teaching, particularly on aspects of romance, erotic romance, and writing.   He was the former host of The Unnamed Romance Show on Radio Dentata, and is fond of doing guest spots and interviews, on both traditional radio and podcasts.

Sascha writes for Assent Publishing, Red Sage, Secret Cravings Publishing, Sizzler Editions, Totally Bound, and Decadent Publishing.

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