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Carrie Spencer

Carrie Spencer has written 254 posts for Romance University

Setting—It’s More Than The Name of a City with Kat Cantrell

A big thank-you today for Kat Cantrell who’s filling in for Handsome Hansel on super short notice. Her post below on setting is a definite keeper! One of the greatest inventions of the last ten […]

Does Your Series Tell a “Bigger Story”? by Susan Spann

Help me welcome author Susan Spann. Today Susan is going to tell us about the “Bigger Story” – writing the arc that spans a series of stories. Enjoy! Harry Potter. Jack Reacher. Laura Ingalls. From […]

Five Ways to Make Good Writing Great by Linda George

Welcome first -time poster Linda George! RU Writers – do you need to make your writing strong, brighter, faster? Then read this lecture and empower your writing! When a rejection letter says, “Unfortunately, the writing […]

Dealing with Rejection by Tessa Shapcott

Welcome back to regular contributor Tessa Shapcott. Today we’re going to learn how to deal with rejection – if you’re a writer, you know it’s something you’re going to have to face one day! You’ve […]

Romancing the Author – Reader Roundup with Amy Alessio

While the Romance Writers of America conference is going on in San Antonio, I thought it might be fun to look at some romantic stories about writers. Get the movie Romancing the Stone for more […]

Sizzling Heat for Summer – Reader Roundup with Amy Alessio

We haven’t had too many scorching days yet in Chicagoland where I am. Is it hot where you are? Heat it up a little more with these sizzling titles. Many readers are familiar with Jill […]

Free Your Writing with Handsome Hansel

Welcome back Handsome Hansel from the Dance of Romance! Today it’s all about letting go – letting your novel into the hands of others who may not love it as much as you do! There […]

It’s So Hard! A Pep Talk with Christine Pride

Welcome back to one of my favorite editors, Christine Pride. Today Christine is going to encourage us to write, and KEEP writing! Writing is hard. So very hard. There’s just no way around it. In […]

Hit the Ground Running! (Grabbing an Editor’s/Reader’s Attention With The First Line)

Help me welcome author Sedonia Guillone who is a published author in LBGT and erotic romance. Today she’s going to tell us how to take our first line from boring to BODACIOUS! One of the […]

Happy 4th of July! Military Heroes – Reader Roundup with Amy Alessio

Many of you are enjoying hot temperatures as we head into the summer holiday, and here are some hot romance stories to keep the sizzle going. Military characters in romance stories can feature ex soldiers, […]

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