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Carrie Spencer

Carrie Spencer has written 217 posts for Romance University

“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 […]

Reader Roundup – Better than a Leprechaun: When Ireland and Romance Meet – Amy Alessio

As we get ready to don the green on the 17th, I’m in the mood to read about some heroes and heroines with brogues or who find each other in the Emerald Isle. I am […]

Love in the Library – Reader Roundup with Amy Alessio

When I met my future husband, he was looking for a book. Then he threw off my glasses, unpinned my hair and saw the real me…not! I didn’t meet him in the library, but that […]

Learning to Love Again with Handsome Hansel

It’s Valentine’s Day and we get to spend it with Handsome Hansel from Dance of Romance! Drop on in and see what he has to say about falling out of love with our characters. It […]

Ten Lessons I Learned Writing a Real-Life Romance by Patience Bloom

I met Harlequin editor Patience Bloom via Twitter – and immediately asked her to post with us on RU! Now Patience has written her own book and wants to share with us what she’s learned […]

Deepening Motivation and Plot in Historical Fiction with Marci Jefferson

Welcome debut author Marci Jefferson! She’s going to give us a few hints about plotting and deepening motivation in a historical – read on! As an avid reader, I enjoy almost any historical novel. And […]

Reader Roundup – Valentine’s Day Reads with Amy Alessio

For several years, my library has been celebrating an Un-Valentine’s event with teens. Not everyone thinks the red, heart shaped holiday is so fabulous. Some of these stories feature Valentine’s Days or Mr Wrongs in […]

Recent Romance Classics – Reader Roundup with Amy Alessio

Thanks to Carrie Spencer for the idea of including recent classic romances by decade. Many of these authors and books got me interested in reading romances. When my Grandma passed away, we found many medical […]

Working Out Your Writing with Handsome Hansel

With the advent of 2014, many New Years resolutions were made. Handsome Hansel of Dance of Romance not only plans to tone up those biceps, he also plans to put some “No Pain, No Gain” […]

The Importance of Vulnerability in Relationships with Angela Ackerman

Whether your characters exchange those furtive first glances or give in to the undeniable chemistry they share, opening their hearts means making themselves vulnerable. The fabulous Angela Ackerman returns to talk about why vulnerability plays an […]

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