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Carrie Peters

Carrie Peters has written 429 posts for Romance University

Supplying Breadcrumbs: How to Hint at a Character’s Emotional Wound – Angela Ackerman

Another fabulous post by Angela Ackerman – every romance writer needs to know about emotional wounds for their characters! You’re going to want to bookmark this post! Emotional wounds are transformative and have the power […]

The Writer’s Black Moment by Donna Cummings

Welcome back one of my favorite peeps – Donna Cummings! As writers, we’re familiar with The Black Moment for our characters. It’s when things look the bleakest. Whatever they’ve tried to achieve up to this […]

SLEUTHFEST 2018 – By Victoria Landis

When I heard about Sleuthfest via an email, I invited Victoria Landis to tell us a bit more about it! Writers’ conferences are so much fun, right?  Please say you’ve been to at least one.  […]

How to Evoke Emotions as a Writer by Paul Bates

In romance novels, it’s all about creating emotions from your readers – Paul Bates gives us some tips on how to do that! A good author knows how and when to evoke a certain emotion […]

How to Add Depth to Your Protagonist by Angela Ackerman

One of our favorite people Angela Ackerman joins us today to talk about your protagonist! Read up! I love it when a story idea grips me. Often, it starts with one small thing…a sound, or […]

Get Off the Churn Train! Writing Books that Stick by Rosalind James

Fabulous article today for all writers by the fabulous Rosalind James! Note: what follows is NOT an assertion that good books can’t be written fast. It’s about finding YOUR personal sweet spot where you do […]

Horse Riding for City Slickers by Pat Haggerty

Why, you’re asking, is Pat Haggerty doing an article on horse riding on a romance writer’s website? Just in case one of your characters is ever on a horse, of course! =) The more you […]

How Becoming a Writer Saved my Life By Adriana Anders

Welcome debut author Adriana Anders – like most of us she’s had a series of ups and downs in her life – but she kept plugging away at writing – and look at her now! […]

Moving Target… Using Thematic MacGuffins to Focus a Story by Damon Suede

Ever heard of a MacGuffin? I hadn’t until a few years ago. Damon Suede is here to explain what one is – and how to apply the same technique to your writing! Modern readers are […]

Putting Meat on the Bones of your Heroes by Tessa Shapcott

Welcome back to Tessa Shapcott as she tells us how to turn a typical male character into a NOT so typical character your readers will love! What makes the ideal romantic hero? We all have […]

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