A to Z Challenge: I is for Identity and Essence

Last year I had the good fortune of getting into Michael Hague’s “Identity and Essence” workshop at the Romance Writers of America (RWA) national conference. I was sitting on the floor, crammed in at the front of the room (in a dress), taking notes on my phone with a Bluetooth keyboard. It was totally worth the discomfort.

The main takeaway of the session was the Identity to Essence character arc in romance. I’m going to try to distill this concept into just a few paragraphs.  Continue reading