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Becke Martin Davis

Becke Martin Davis has written 299 posts for Romance University

Practice Makes…Something by Becke Martin Davis

Tweet“Wait,” you’re probably thinking. “Practice doesn’t make something, practice makes perfect.” Well, in theory, maybe. In my experience, practice certainly makes something. Perfect? Not so much. I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately, partly […]

Voice, Pitch & Strike at the Heart by Chris Keeslar

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a publisher in possession of a publication schedule must be in want of a new author. The problem, as many struggling authors observe, is that with ever-changing world […]

The winner of Betty Hechtman’s Giveaway is…

GIVEAWAY! One lucky commenter will receive paperback copies of Betty’s books, GONE WITH THE WOOL and SEAMS LIKE MURDER. Please note that this contest is restricted to residents of the Continental U.S. The winner of […]

How to Write a Mystery Yarn By Betty Hechtman

Cozy mysteries are in a class by themselves. They feature murders, but not usually gruesome ones, and sometimes a bit of romance, but they aren’t dark and steamy like romantic suspense novels. The titles are […]

Week of June 6-10 RU Contest Winners

We had three prize drawings last week. On Monday, JOANNA CAMPBELL SLAN announced a digital giveaway of her new book, ALL WASHED UP. Her automatic prize winner generator came up with JANICE H. On Wednesday, […]

Navigating a Long-Running Series By Katherine Hall Page

For not-yet-published writers, getting that first book completed can seem as challenging as climbing a mile-high staircase or swimming across the Atlantic. There is a whole different set of challenges for authors who write successful […]

How Do You Do It? by Laurie Schnebly Campbell

TweetWe’re excited to welcome back LAURIE SCHNEBLY CAMPBELL with advice on balancing neverending to-do lists and finite blocks of time. Be sure to check out the PRIZE ALERT at the bottom of this post. We […]

Out, Out, Damned Writer By Joanna Campbell Slan

Unlike groceries, that nearly always have sell-by dates, books have long shelf-lives. Authors, on the other hand, may occasionally feel themselves and their writing go a little stale. Today author Joanna Campbell Slan shares some tips on […]

CAPITOL DANGER: A COLLABORATION by Suzanne Ferrell

TweetMerriam Webster defines “anthology” as “a published collection of writings (such as poems or short stories) by different authors.” But within that definition, there is room for variations on form and format. Suzanne Ferrell describes […]

What Lies at the Heart of Suspense? by Katia Lief

Becke says: I love to read romance, but long before I discovered the romance genre, I fell in love with mysteries. In particular, I’m hooked on suspense and thrillers like those KATIA LIEF writes.  I […]

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