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Becke Martin Davis

Becke Martin Davis has written 177 posts for Romance University

Organize Your Writing Project(s) via a Spreadsheet by Stacy McKitrick

When I first met Stacy McKitrick, we were both unpublished writers and members of the Ohio Valley chapter of RWA. Stacy has left me in the dust, with her second book scheduled for release on […]

Keeping it Simple — Guidelines for Writing Novellas by Barbara Monajem

Indirectly, Jennifer Crusie introduced me to Barbara Monajem. When I first started writing fiction, my go-to site (besides RU, of course) was the Cherry Forum. (Avid Crusie fans go by the collective name, “Cherries.”) It’s […]

Creativity, Writing, and the Ever-Changing Face of Publishing by Marilyn Brant

I first discovered Marilyn Brant‘s books several years ago, and I’ve been hoping to meet her in person ever since. I’m kind of stalking her – I moved to Chicago and joined her local RWA […]

STUXNET: ANATOMY OF A CYBER WEAPON by Adam Firestone

RU’s resident weapons expert ADAM FIRESTONE returns with a post that will make you wary of flash drives, computer worms and cyber attacks. Stuxnet is widely described as the first cyber weapon.  In fact, Stuxnet […]

Plaques, Pins, and Golden Statues By Nancy Herkness

Thousands of romance writers are dusting off suitcases, evaluating their wardrobes and polishing their elevator pitches in preparation for the 34th Annual Conference of Romance Writers of America in San Antonio, Texas. The conference is […]

The Bollywood Revolution – South Asian Authors and Romance

Sonali Dev’s upcoming release, A BOLLYWOOD AFFAIR, was the inspiration for this panel discussion. The seven featured authors blog together at SarisandStories.com. Their publishers are as far-ranging as Harlequin-India, Amazon-India, Samhain and Entangled (just as […]

Weekly Lecture Schedule, Monday, June 30 – Friday, July 4, 2014

Why wait until the end of the week to celebrate? It’s fun and fireworks every day (well, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday) at Romance University! Monday, June 30 - Hit the Ground Running! (Grabbing an Editor’s/Reader’s Attention […]

Weekly Lecture Schedule for Monday, June 23 – Saturday, June 28

Join RU’s quartet of guests this week, whether you’re stuck behind a desk or basking on the beach. Monday, June 23 - P.J. Sharon presents “Anatomy of an Edgy YA Heroine.” Wednesday, June 25 - Amy Villalba […]

Embracing the Fear of Writing by Nkatha Gitonga

 Today’s guest, Nkatha Gitonga, addresses a topic familiar to almost everyone who has attempted to put words on a page–fear of writing. The writer’s block is the writer’s incapability to embrace fear, the “fear of […]

How to Choreograph Direct Action Scenes by Adam Firestone

Weapons expert and literary consultant Adam Firestone became a regular RU columnist shortly after presenting an all-day writers’ workshop hosted by the Ohio Valley RWA chapter.  In this interview, flashing back to 2012, we asked Adam about a […]

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