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Jennifer Tanner

Jennifer Tanner has written 263 posts for Romance University

Janice Hardy presents: The Big Push to 50 (Thousand Words, That Is)

What happens every year after you’ve tossed out the Halloween pumpkin and eaten all the good candy? Nanowrimo. Janice Hardy shares pointers on how to streamline the chaos.  Tomorrow starts the first day of the unofficial […]

Stop…Too Much Detail with Helen Henderson

Helen Henderson joins us today to talk about details. How much is too much or too little? Read on… By way of introduction of myself to RU, in my various misspent lives I’ve been a […]

Like a Virgin: My First Time at Nationals by Heatherly Bell

Heatherly Bell returns to tell us about her very first RWA Nationals conference. Welcome back, Heatherly!  Now that I have your attention, yes, I was a conference virgin this past July at RWA Nationals conference […]

Creating Characters Readers Will Love with Rachael Thomas

Creating a character goes beyond their physical description. Readers need to know the reason behind your characters’ actions and motivations. Rachael Thomas tells you why. Welcome back, Rachael! To create a story your reader will […]

CTW: How to Write a Synopsis Without Losing Your Mind

Due to scheduling issues, we’re running an old post by C.J. Redwine on writing the dreaded synopsis.  Good morning and welcome to Chaos Theory of Writing! RU Readers are in for a real treat today. […]

4 Methods for Creating Character Names by Ryan Lanz

For the past few months, I’ve been following author Ryan Lanz on Twitter. I especially enjoy his blog, A Writer’s Path, which covers a wide range of writing-related topics. Ryan has generously allowed me to […]

Tighten Your Writing Style by Rayne Hall

Rayne Hall shows us how to mince words and add pop to your prose.  Welcome to RU, Rayne! Here are five tricks to slim down your words, tone up your style, and reveal the muscle […]

You Want to Upgrade Your Writing Skills? Use These 10 Online Tools by Julie Petersen

Whether you’re banging out pages on a manuscript, penning a letter to a friend (yes, there are those of us who still do), or working on a resumé or college application letter, your ability to […]

Fieldwork That Fortifies Your Novel by Lauren Monroe

Getting your facts right adds authenticity to your story.  Author Lauren Monroe shares tips on research and tells us why accuracy matters.  Welcome to RU, Lauren!   Writers work with ever-present anxieties: Stray punctuation. Pressing deadlines. […]

Research, Research, Research with Ella Quinn

Love it or hate it, research is a given for most writers. Historical author Ella Quinn tells us why those little details matter.  Welcome to RU, Ella!  Unless you’re writing about the town you’ve lived […]

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