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Becke Martin Davis

Becke Martin Davis has written 156 posts for Romance University

Guns, Cars, VBGs and Night by Adam Firestone

Heeee’s baack! Every time Adam Firestone comes back with his regular posts, I wonder what topic he will discuss. He always surprises me, and his posts always address issues that have spiked my curiosity. As […]

What’s in a Name by Christine Merrill

I met Christine Merrill at Jennifer Crusie’s Cherry Con in 2007. Christine read an excerpt of her historical romance, AN UNLADYLIKE OFFER. It knocked me out. I’d had the impression that historicals were stuffy and […]

What’s in a name? Author branding with your pen name by Author Sophia Knightly

Recently, I had the pleasure of meeting New York Times best selling author SOPHIA KNIGHTLY during a Facebook party celebrating the release of the Lucky 7 Bad Boys Contemporary Romance Boxed Set. If you haven’t discovered […]

Adam Firestone: I’m Sorry Ma’am, That’s Classified: Security Clearances and Classified Information Basics for Writers

Instead of his usual instructional posts on weaponry, today ADAM FIRESTONE lifts up the curtain on the shadowy world of secrets and classified information. If you’ve read this column with any regularity, you’re probably aware […]

Thinking Outside The Box~Marketing Ideas with USA Today Bestseller Tonya Kappes

I met TONYA KAPPES through the Ohio Valley RWA chapter a few years ago, and ever since then I’ve been awed by her diligence and her creative marketing ideas. She’s not only a prolific USA […]

Weekly Lecture Schedule: Mon., March 3 – Sat., March 8

March is here – the month of spring winds, shamrocks and green beer. What better way to kick off the month than to spend it with us at RU? Mon., March 3 – “The Organized […]

Shaken, Not Stirred: The British Military Martini, or a Saga of Victorian Steel by Adam Firestone

Whatever period you’re writing about, ADAM FIRESTONE is sure to have all the details you need about the weapons used in that time and place. Today, Adam takes us back to the reign of Queen […]

IMAGINE THIS…Part 2 Imagery and Characterization, can the two ever meet outside of an English class? By Jade Lee

USA Best-Selling Author JADE LEE returns today with Part 2 of her series on Imagery and Characterization. Seething volcano or skittish bird, what image best fits your characters and why would anyone care? Last time […]

IMAGINE THIS…Part 1 Imagery and Characterization, can the two ever meet outside of an English class? By Jade Lee

I discovered JADE LEE‘s books thanks to my good friend Keri Stevens, who “blames” Jade for introducing her to romance.I had the pleasure of meeting Jade Lee at RT in 2010 and at Duffy Brown’s […]

Category, Single-titles and Plot Structure, Oh, my! by Adrienne Giordano

RU co-founder and multi-published author ADRIENNE GIORDANO tackles a subject sure to make pantsers break into a cold sweat – plot structure for a shorter length novel. While attending a luncheon last year I had […]

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