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Carrie Peters

Carrie Peters has written 411 posts for Romance University

And the Winner Is!

Elizabeth Harmon has chosen the winner for the digital copy of Pairing Off, the first book in the Red Hot Russians series. Aaaand the winner is – Janet Walden West! Congratulations Janet and enjoy the […]

Romance Writers of America National Conference by Pat Haggerty

Every year, Romance Writers of America puts on an annual conference. More than 2000 writers, publishers, agents, editors, and other industry professionals descend on some unsuspecting city for days of workshops, editor/agent appointments, awards, etc. […]

Saving Grace… on Xenia, Hospitality Laws, and the Cats that Need Saving by Damon Suede

What happens when your characters are too likable? Is there such a thing? You bet, and Damon Suede is here to tell us how to make our characters fascinating and interesting. Much better than just […]

Nice Is The New Sexy: Creating a Swoonworthy Beta Hero By Elizabeth Harmon

Welcome back to Elizabeth Harmon with her post on Beta Heroes! The nice guy doesn’t always finish last! =) Larger-than-life, wealthy, commanding, the Alpha hero is the fantasy man woman dream of.  With the recent […]

The Romantic Times Booklovers Convention Report by Laura Stapleton

Fresh from the RT Convention Laura Stapleton gives us the low-down on what we missed! I have been to several different types of conventions, nearly all of them geeky in some form or another. Star […]

Building an Author Platform with Ginger Monette

Welcome Ginger Monette who is here to show us how to build an author platform and send your book off with a bang! Your manuscript is in the hands of your editor, and you’ve got […]

Can’t We All Just Agree to Agree? Part 1 by Nan Reinhardt

Editor Nan is up to bat again–this time with subject-verb agreement. Next time, she’ll tackle pronouns and antecedents–fun! Agreement is always a good thing, right? Well, pretty much, but most especially when it comes to […]

How to Write a (Romance) Blurb by Rosalind James

Welcome Rosalind James in her first blog post for RU – and it’s a doozy! =) As some folks know, I spent my misguided youth—all right, all right, my misguided middle age—as a copywriter. Which […]

7 Tactics for Creative Writers to Generate New Story Ideas by Gloria Kopp

Story ideas to me come in the middle of a drive to work or when I’m asleep. Gloria Kopp gives us a few ideas on how to generate some new ideas, rather than trying to […]

3 Character Tips from a Writing Craft Geek by Melinda Curtis

Help me welcome Melinda Curtis and how to create unforgettable characters. Welcome Melinda! I’m a writer, an admitted writing craft geek and something of a psychology geek (1 course short of being a psych minor). […]

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