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Becke Martin Davis

Becke Martin Davis has written 308 posts for Romance University

Winner of Leigh Duncan’s Giveaway!

In her RU post on Friday, September 16, LEIGH DUNCAN offered the following giveaway: Drawing: One winner will be chosen at random from the comments to receive an autographed, print copy of Pattern of Deceit […]

Indie Publishing And The Book-of-My-Heart by Leigh Duncan

Leigh Duncan‘s legions of fans are familiar with her Harlequin romances, but may not be as familiar with her recent venture into indie publishing. Leigh’s last post with RU resonated with so many people, we […]

Importance of Book Covers for New Authors by Stacey Marone

TweetFreelance writer STACEY MARONE joins us today in her first visit to RU. Without a cover, a book is merely bits of paper bound together. Getting a book published for the first time is very […]

Coming Unstuck by Becke Martin Davis

  RU’s Becke Martin Davis discusses sticking points today. The Oxford online dictionary’s informal definition of “coming unstuck” is to become separated or to fail completely. Sounds like a bad thing, right? Maybe not. When […]

How Not to Be Funny in Fiction by Harrison Demchick

TweetI’m excited to welcome back HARRISON DEMCHICK. The title of his post is self-explanatory–and, yes, you read it correctly. As the saying goes, dying is easy. Comedy is hard. The same applies to explaining it. […]

The Winner of Leigh Duncan’s Giveaway is…

Congratulations to KESSIE, the winner of Leigh Duncan’s giveaway. As Leigh noted: One winner will be chosen at random from the comments to receive an autographed, print copy of The Growing Season (US shipping address only, please). […]

Not for the Faint of Heart: Making the Switch from Traditional to Indie Author by Leigh Duncan

RU followers are probably familiar with Leigh Duncan and her books with Harlequin American Romance. A visit to her website will give you a clue that there are changes afoot. Today, Leigh fills us in […]

#AwkwardNotAwkward: Why I Couldn’t Wait to Write a Gay Sex Scene with my Gay Son by Ed Gaffney and Jason T. Gaffney

TweetIt’s always fun when the Brockmann-Gaffney family comes to visit! Ed and Suzanne, Jason and Melanie have created a literary and performing arts dynasty. Together and individually, they have brought us books, plays and movies. […]

Finding the Strength to Persevere by Natalie J. Damschroder

TweetIt’s easy to imagine that life for multi-published authors is one big party – if only that were the case. Writing isn’t just about climbing Mt. Everest. Sometimes it can be like climbing a whole […]

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 […]

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