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Carrie Peters

Carrie Peters has written 407 posts for Romance University

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). […]

The Writing Life: Positively Powerful By Elizabeth Harmon

Think positive! How many times do we hear that and think “pfft”.  Elizabeth Harmon is here to tell us how to turn that “pfft” into a resounding “YES!”. In March of 2015, I had every […]

Inspiration by Handsome Hansel

As a writer, inspiration can hit you at almost anytime, anywhere. Handsome Hansel shares his latest inspiring moment. Inspirations to write can come from the most unlikely places sometimes. I was sans car for a […]

Stars…I Want a Galaxy of Stars. But All I Got Was One by Helen Henderson

RU Writers, have you ever received a one star review? Helen Henderson tells us how to handle the not-so-hot reviews… This year I’m participating in my first writing challenge. We’re supposed to write a post […]

Staking Acclaim: the Hidden Punch of Pull Quotes by Damon Suede

If Nora Roberts endorsed your romance novel, you’d be ecstatic.  But did you know there’s a craft to writing a fabulous pull quote? Damon Suede is here to tell us how… In our business, endorsements […]

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