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Jennifer Tanner

Jennifer Tanner has written 338 posts for Romance University

Strategic Planning by Veronica Scott

Tweet Today’s topic is the perfect way to start off the New Year. RU Contributor Veronica Scott discusses the advantages and the reality of setting goals. I wasn’t sure if a post on how I […]

Emotional Depth – Putting the Spark in Your Story by Rachael Thomas

Tweet Good morning! Please welcome back Harlequin author Rachael Thomas. During my journey to publication I was told my work lacked spark. At the time it baffled me. What was this magical spark and how […]

Jo Robertson on Revision with Diction and Syntax

It’s the last day of the RU hiatus. Carrie, Becke, and I are clearing out the complimentary toiletries in our hotel rooms at the Connaught, while Adrienne, Kelsey, and Tracey are eyeing the last petit four […]

Donna MacMeans – Creating Characters for the Keeper Shelf

Tweet Good morning and Happy 2017! The RU staff is still on hiatus, but we thought Donna MacMean’s post from 2012 would be a perfect topic to start off the New Year.  Have you ever noticed […]

Five Things to Consider During Revisions with Loucinda McGary

As writers, writing means rewriting. Today’s post from the RU archives, written by author Loucinda McGary, addresses points to ponder when you’re revising your story.  In the past six years, I’ve judged a lot of […]

Storyboarding – Not Just for Plotting Anymore with Joan Swan

TweetIn the spirit of Throwback Thursday, here’s a post from 2012 on storyboarding by author Joan Swan. Typically, storyboards are used in conjunction with plotting, but never fear pansters, that’s not what I’ll be talking […]

Janice Hardy presents: Five Ways to Describe Emotions Without Making Your Character Feel Too Self Aware

Tweet  We’re on hiatus this week, but we’d like to share a few of our most read posts. Here’s one from 2013 written by author and blogger Janice Hardy.  Emotions are critical to making a […]

RU 2016: Our Thanks and Happy Holidays!

TweetSince 2009, Romance University has published upwards of 1700 posts. We’re proud to be a part of the diverse romance writing community. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has contributed to […]

Writing Magic Scenes by Rayne Hall

TweetRU Contributor Rayne Hall returns with points to ponder on structuring magic scenes.  Does your story have a mage, a wizard, a sorcerer or a witch cast a spell? Here are some tips how to […]

12 Online Proofreading and Editing Tools Romance Writers Should Know About

TweetAll good writers know that the story really comes out in the edit. In your first draft you’re hastily bashing the story out as it comes to you, especially if you’re undergoing a challenge like […]

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