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Carrie Spencer

Carrie Spencer has written 276 posts for Romance University

Love, HH

A funny thing happens when you write romance. Sure, you learn all about characterization, HEA’s and plot twists. But you also make friends. Dear friends. I’ve made those here at RU and around the web. […]

Handsome Hansel presents: Sex Is Not Romantic…Or So I’ve Been Told

Greetings, RU Crew! Your characters have exchanged longing looks across the room, held hands and possibly, shared a few kisses. And now, they’ve arrived at a major turning point in the story. I call it the love scene. Others […]

To Tweet or Not to Tweet: The Writer’s Social Media Dilemma – Tessa Shapcott

Welcome back editor Tessa Shapcott. Are you a fan of Twitter? Do you use it daily in your quest to find new authors/readers? Or do you pretend it’s not there? Let’s find out Tessa’s view […]

Master Your To-Do List in 6 Easy Steps with Mel Jolly

Welcome Author’s Assistant Mel Jolly to RU. I ran across Mel’s website and knew I had to have her as a guest when I saw her website banner – “Keeping Authors out of the Loony […]

Careers in Romance Novels and How They Affect Characterization with Summerita Rhayne

Welcome Summerita Rhayne to Romance University! Today Summerita tells us how your characters career should fit their personality! Character building is tough to nail in fiction but especially hard in romantic fiction where you need […]

Masquerade Magic – Reader Roundup with Amy Alessio

The fun of Halloween arrives this month, giving us all a chance to be someone else. Romance novels capture this excitement with stories of masquerade balls and other hidden identity adventures. Tiffany Clare explores two […]

Weekly Lecture Schedule September 29 – October 4

As September draws to a close and the leaves begin their magical color changing, we at Romance University continue in our never-ending quest to bring you the best of lectures on romance writing. Thanks for […]

Marketing Fiction: Building Super Fans & Making “Free” Work For You by Penny Sansevieri

I’ve been stalking Penny Sansevieri for a few months now. Maybe she hasn’t seen me lurking behind doors, peeking around the corners, but when Penny posts a new article on Huffington Post, you can bet […]

Reinventing the Cliché Write What You Know by Veronica Bale

I’m sure you’ve heard the expression write what you know right? Today Veronica Bale is going to tell us her interpretation of it. Write what you know. We’ve all heard it. So much, in fact, […]

Weekly Lecture Schedule September 22-26

The temperatures are cooling off here in the midwest – but our romance lectures are as HOT as ever! Take a look and see what’s happening this week at RU! Monday, September 22 – Reinventing […]

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