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Jennifer Tanner

Jennifer Tanner has written 203 posts for Romance University

Anna Steffl presents: Oh, the Horror

In the spirit of Halloween, author Anna Steffl takes us on a stroll to the dark side.   Welcome back, Anna! I’m vacationing in sunny Puerto Rico. You’d think horror wouldn’t cross my mind. But […]

Chemistry on the Page: A Romance Writer’s Guide to the Science That Leads Our Characters to the Big Bang – by Anise Rae

Author Anise Rae takes the podium to talk about the science behind attraction. Welcome back, Anise!  Whether you write deliciously sweet inspirationals or hot and steamy erotica, the key element to a romance is the irresistible attraction […]

Revision Techniques That Make Your Manuscript Shine with Robin Gianna

Unless every word you write is golden, then revisions are a given. Today, author Robin Gianna shares key points to consider during the revision process.  Great to have you with us, Robin!  Some of us love […]

The Juggling Act by Adrienne Giordano

Writing more than one book at a time? RU founder and multi-published author Adrienne Giordano shares her tips on managing multiple projects.  Welcome back, Adrienne!  While visiting with some writer friends last weekend I was […]

Compelling Characters: It’s all about the change in identity and belief – by Beth Barany

Author Beth Barany takes the podium today to discuss the importance of establishing your character’s core beliefs.  Welcome to RU, Beth!  A story is defined by change. Who is your character now, at the start […]

Maggie Bolitho presents: Stage Fright? Alright!

Does the idea of reading before an audience turn your legs to rubber? Worried that no one will show up? You’re not alone. Author Maggie Bolitho shares important advice for a successful reading.  Wonderful to have […]

Show and Tell Deep POV with Amy Ruttan

Please welcome author Amy Ruttan to the RU campus! Amy’s going to talk about Deep POV and how it keeps your reader turning the pages.  Great to have you with us, Amy!  When I was […]

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: The Art of Writing Dialogue with Maria McKenzie

Our scheduled guest wasn’t able to join us today, but we’ve dug through the archives and found this fabulous post on dialogue by author Maria McKenzie.  Think of your plot as a blank linen canvas stretched […]

EMOTIONAL WRITING – Two Simple Words That Wield Great Power by Cindy Nord

I pulled an all-nighter when I read Cindy Nord’s first book, a romance set during the Civil War. (And when I asked her if she’d consider guest blogging with us, she was nice enough to […]

Mistakes Made, Lessons Learned on the Path to Publication with Renita D’Silva

We’ve had several posts on paths to publication, but every author’s journey is unique. Renita D’Silva tells us why typing “The End” is only the beginning.   Wonderful to have you back, Renita!  1)    A […]

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