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Jennifer Tanner

Jennifer Tanner has written 314 posts for Romance University

Finding the Balance Between Hooking Readers and Setting up the Story

TweetPlease welcome back author and über blogger Janice Hardy.   There’s a lot of conflicting advice about writing. Common wisdom says to start with a bang and hook your readers right away, while other views say […]

Bump in the Night by Jacqui Jacoby

TweetWho doesn’t love a good thriller? But writing one involves more than out smarting the bad guy, and author Jacqui Jacoby tells us why.    I never set out to be a thriller writer. I […]

If You’re Reading This, You’re Probably Into Books – by Melanie Brockmann Gaffney

TweetContinuing our Brockmann/Gaffney Week (or two days, anyway), today’s guest is MELANIE BROCKMANN GAFFNEY, sister of Jason Gaffney, daughter of Ed and Suzanne. Her topic is one of my all-time favorite things: BOOKS! If you’re […]

So You Want to Write a Military Romance by Heatherly Bell

TweetWhy are military romances so popular? Author Heatherly Bell joins us today with a discussion on writing military heroes and the various research methods employed by military romance authors. Great to have you back, Heather!  […]

Writing Duel Scenes by Rayne Hall

TweetYou’ve probably read books or seen movies with a duel scene. Today, author Rayne Hall discusses the code of the duel and shares tips on how to incorporate this element into your story.  A duel […]

An Interview with Author Hazel Gaynor

TweetI’m a history nerd and a huge fan of Hazel Gaynor’s novels, which are set in the early twentieth century. Hazel was kind enough to grant me an interview about her latest book, The Girl From The […]

Veronica Scott presents: Where Does Your Story Actually Begin?

TweetA story starts on page one, right? This post by author Veronica Scott will make you think about where your story really starts… Welcome back, Veronica! Where does your story actually begin? “Once upon a […]

Moving on Up: Writing the Next Book with Anna Campbell

Pass the bubbly! Anna Campbell joins us today with pointers on what to do after you’ve finished the first draft.  Hello, Romance University girls! Lovely to be back here talking writing craft and the writing […]

Writing Argument Scenes with Rayne Hall

TweetRU contributor and author Rayne Hall talks about how to enhance your argument scenes.  Dialogue scenes in which two characters argue are great for showing conflict and adding plot complications. How do you write a […]

The Right First Impression by Virginia Heath

TweetSometimes, you don’t get a second chance to make a good first impression, and that adage applies to the beginning of your story. Virginia Heath returns to talk about elements that factor into a line […]

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