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Jennifer Tanner

Jennifer Tanner has written 306 posts for Romance University

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 […]

Create Characters Your Reader Will Care About by Robin Gianna

TweetA good plot is even better when the reader can relate to your characters. Robin Gianna talks about factors you should consider when creating believable characters.  Welcome back, Robin!   Have you ever read a book […]

The Joy & Necessity of Business Taxes with Christina Mercer

TweetStill uncertain about Self-Employment Tax? Author and CPA Christina Mercer explains.  Welcome back, Christina!  The topic of Business Taxes is not the most exciting one to explore, but I think we can all agree it’s […]

Laura Drake presents: Your First Chapter – Reader Glue

TweetThe first chapter is probably the most rewritten chapter. Today, author Laura Drake breaks down an excerpt from her first chapter and shows us how to keep the reader engaged.  Great to have you back, […]

Avoiding Author Intrusion with Sherry Lewis

TweetYou’ve probably heard the term ‘author intrusion’ before, but it’s not specific to one element of your writing. Author Sherry Lewis discusses the different forms of author intrusion and how to avoid them. Welcome to […]

Writing Scary Scenes by Rayne Hall

TweetPenning scary scenes shouldn’t be daunting, not with these fabulous tips from RU Contributor Rayne Hall.  How much do you want to frighten your readers in your novel’s scariest scene? Consider what your readers expect. […]

Your Writing Voice and Putting You on the Page with Rachael Thomas

TweetAn author’s voice is an essential element in writing. Rachael Thomas tells us why.  Your writing voice is your unique way of telling your story. It will add depth to your story and allow readers […]

Creative Research by Veronica Scott

TweetVeronica Scott, award-winning author and SciFi Encounters columnist for USA Today’s Happily Ever After blog, discusses her various research methods and explains why info-mining and plotting go hand-in-hand.  Even when the world you’re writing about […]

This Crowded Life – and Why That’s a Pain in the Neck by Anna Campbell

TweetAnna Campbell is back with another keeper post, a primer on setting the stage for a crowd scene.  Hello Romance University girls! Thanks for having me here as your guest again. Today, I want to […]

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