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Carrie Spencer

Carrie Spencer has written 264 posts for Romance University

Master Your To-Do List in 6 Easy Steps with Mel Jolly

Welcome Author’s Assistant Mel Jolly to RU. I ran across Mel’s website and knew I had to have her as a guest when I saw her website banner – “Keeping Authors out of the Loony […]

Careers in Romance Novels and How They Affect Characterization with Summerita Rhayne

Welcome Summerita Rhayne to Romance University! Today Summerita tells us how your characters career should fit their personality! Character building is tough to nail in fiction but especially hard in romantic fiction where you need […]

Masquerade Magic – Reader Roundup with Amy Alessio

The fun of Halloween arrives this month, giving us all a chance to be someone else. Romance novels capture this excitement with stories of masquerade balls and other hidden identity adventures. Tiffany Clare explores two […]

Weekly Lecture Schedule September 29 – October 4

As September draws to a close and the leaves begin their magical color changing, we at Romance University continue in our never-ending quest to bring you the best of lectures on romance writing. Thanks for […]

Marketing Fiction: Building Super Fans & Making “Free” Work For You by Penny Sansevieri

I’ve been stalking Penny Sansevieri for a few months now. Maybe she hasn’t seen me lurking behind doors, peeking around the corners, but when Penny posts a new article on Huffington Post, you can bet […]

Reinventing the Cliché Write What You Know by Veronica Bale

I’m sure you’ve heard the expression write what you know right? Today Veronica Bale is going to tell us her interpretation of it. Write what you know. We’ve all heard it. So much, in fact, […]

Weekly Lecture Schedule September 22-26

The temperatures are cooling off here in the midwest – but our romance lectures are as HOT as ever! Take a look and see what’s happening this week at RU! Monday, September 22 – Reinventing […]

Someday My Prince Will Come – Reader Roundup by Amy Alessio

Or not, but at least the stories are fun. Enjoy these fantasies about Princes as heroes or fairy tale themed romances. Harry is still single, right ladies? Park your glass slippers at the door and […]

Weekly Lecture Schedule Sept 15-20

School is back in session – for the kids and for romance writers too! Join us three (sometimes more!) times a week for lectures from our Visiting Professors to hone up your romance writing skills. […]

Heart for Teacher – Reader Roundup with Amy Alessio

Bless the many teachers heading back into the classrooms this fall. Old West romance stories usually feature a schoolteacher, and Regencies star governesses, but professors appear in modern stories too. Enjoy these stories about them […]

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