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Carrie Spencer

Carrie Spencer has written 216 posts for Romance University

Weekly Lecture Schedule April 14-18

Spring planting is just starting here in the midwest – read some of these great articles and you’ll have seeds of new ideas sprouting in your writing brain as well! Monday, April 14 – Literary […]

Deadline Diva: the Pain and the Pleasure by Tessa Shapcott

Welcome Tessa Shapcott (who met her deadline for the RU post with NO problem). Today we’re going to take a strong look at deadlines, love ‘em or hate ‘em, all writers work with them. Deadlines.  […]

Nerds Unite! Plotting is Awesome! With Vanessa Knight

Calling all plotting nerds! You’re going to want to read Vanessa Knight’s post on plotting – it’s a real eye-opener! Some call me particular, some call me detail-oriented and others (you know who you are) […]

Can I Have 15 Minutes of Your Time? Donna Cummings

Help me welcome Donna Cummings from All About the Writing. Today she’s going to help us raise our productivity level and lower our procrastination level! “Wow, how am I expected to handle that? It’s huge.” […]

Weekly Lecture Schedule April 7-11

Hopefully you’re all enjoying a bit of spring wherever you are…if not, cuddle up inside with some of these great posts at RU! Monday, April 7 – Donna Cummings can take your writing to a […]

Reader Roundup – Lessons on Love: College Romance with Amy Alessio

The growing New Adult genre means that more romances set in colleges are being published. While some of these have similar themes it definitely doesn’t feel like homework to read and enjoy these stories.   […]

Which Comes First: Romance or Roses? Amy Alessio’s Reader Roundup

I vividly remember the peach roses in my wedding bouquet and many times my romantic husband got them for me. What is it about roses and romance or special occasions? As we try to banish […]

How to Use Social Media to Your Advantage as a Writer with Carrie Smith

Welcome Carrie Smith to Romance University! Today Carrie is going to talk to us about what every author new and old wants to know – social media – what’s the best way to use it? […]

Editor Heather Webb – Making Characters Unforgettable a.k.a. Character Arc

If I ask you who your favorite character is in a book or movie, who pops into your head? And why? Heather Webb tells us about character arcs and making YOUR characters as unforgettable as […]

“Why Me? Why Us?” Handsome Hansel on Romance University

Handsome Hansel from Dance of Romance ponders the questions – why are we writers? What makes us so? And your answer is….? I can’t actually say I was born to write. After-all, I’m not responsible […]

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