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Carrie Peters

Carrie Peters has written 418 posts for Romance University

Nice Is The New Sexy: Creating a Swoonworthy Beta Hero By Elizabeth Harmon

Welcome back to Elizabeth Harmon with her post on Beta Heroes! The nice guy doesn’t always finish last! =) Larger-than-life, wealthy, commanding, the Alpha hero is the fantasy man woman dream of.  With the recent […]

The Romantic Times Booklovers Convention Report by Laura Stapleton

Fresh from the RT Convention Laura Stapleton gives us the low-down on what we missed! I have been to several different types of conventions, nearly all of them geeky in some form or another. Star […]

Building an Author Platform with Ginger Monette

Welcome Ginger Monette who is here to show us how to build an author platform and send your book off with a bang! Your manuscript is in the hands of your editor, and you’ve got […]

Can’t We All Just Agree to Agree? Part 1 by Nan Reinhardt

Editor Nan is up to bat again–this time with subject-verb agreement. Next time, she’ll tackle pronouns and antecedents–fun! Agreement is always a good thing, right? Well, pretty much, but most especially when it comes to […]

How to Write a (Romance) Blurb by Rosalind James

Welcome Rosalind James in her first blog post for RU – and it’s a doozy! =) As some folks know, I spent my misguided youth—all right, all right, my misguided middle age—as a copywriter. Which […]

7 Tactics for Creative Writers to Generate New Story Ideas by Gloria Kopp

Story ideas to me come in the middle of a drive to work or when I’m asleep. Gloria Kopp gives us a few ideas on how to generate some new ideas, rather than trying to […]

3 Character Tips from a Writing Craft Geek by Melinda Curtis

Help me welcome Melinda Curtis and how to create unforgettable characters. Welcome Melinda! I’m a writer, an admitted writing craft geek and something of a psychology geek (1 course short of being a psych minor). […]

The Writing Life: Positively Powerful By Elizabeth Harmon

Think positive! How many times do we hear that and think “pfft”.  Elizabeth Harmon is here to tell us how to turn that “pfft” into a resounding “YES!”. In March of 2015, I had every […]

Inspiration by Handsome Hansel

As a writer, inspiration can hit you at almost anytime, anywhere. Handsome Hansel shares his latest inspiring moment. Inspirations to write can come from the most unlikely places sometimes. I was sans car for a […]

Stars…I Want a Galaxy of Stars. But All I Got Was One by Helen Henderson

RU Writers, have you ever received a one star review? Helen Henderson tells us how to handle the not-so-hot reviews… This year I’m participating in my first writing challenge. We’re supposed to write a post […]

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