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Jennifer Tanner

Jennifer Tanner has written 367 posts for Romance University

The Top Three Ways to Save Your Series and Your Sanity via Excel Spreadsheets – by Nicole Locke

Tweet Happy Friday, RU Crew. Please welcome author Nicole Locke! I’m writing a historical romance series. Doing so is like weaving a tapestry with no idea what the final picture is. Why? Because it is […]

Pacing Can Make or Break Your Story with Maggie Toussaint

TweetHappy Friday! We’re running an old post on pacing by author Maggie Toussaint.   If you’ve written a book, you have more than a passing familiarity with editing. However, many authors focus their editing on big […]

Conflict: Avoid the easy route – by Julie Sturgeon

TweetPlease welcome first-time Visiting Professor Julie Sturgeon. I always applaud authors who get the fact that a romance story in particular needs an internal conflict— a personal clash, a personality disagreement, opposite goals— to fuel […]

Housekeeping Tips with Helen Henderson

TweetMost people I’ve met don’t enjoy housekeeping. Some even loath it and make putting off the “special” cleanings an art form. Prettying up the mundane tasks with music or dance steps still can’t bring enjoyment […]

HOW TO WRITE AN EFFECTIVE HOOK with Trident Media Group Literary Agent Mark Gottlieb

Tweet Please welcome literary agent Mark Gottlieb from Trident Media Group.  I offer up this article on hook writing, also known as the elevator pitch, to lend the reader a feel for comfortable writing and […]

The Recipe for Romance Novel Ragù by Staci Troilo

Tweet The first time I invited Staci Troilo to guest blog with RU, I visited her website and learned that she was an award-winning recipe developer. We’ve exchanged a few emails since then, almost all […]

Putting it on the Page: How Your Personal Experiences Influence Character Development – by Paul Lonardo

TweetPlease welcome first-time Visiting Professor, author Paul Lonardo. Obviously, the one question I get most often as a male writing a story with a female protagonist is how I go about developing a character for […]

Ten Tips For The Successful Writer – by Dani Collins

Tweet We’re starting off the week with Harlequin Presents author Dani Collins. Dani’s last post with us was back in 2013, and she’s been very busy since then!  Welcome back, Dani!  I’m so excited to […]

Audiobooks: What You Should Know – by Veronica Scott

RU Contributor Veronica Scott discusses factors you should consider if you’re thinking about creating audiobooks. Since June is Audiobook Month, I thought I should devote my post to that topic. First, some relevant statistics from […]

I Did It My Way – by Andie Brock

Tweet Happy Friday, RU Crew! Today, author Andie Brock shares her solo journey to publication and why she believes Harlequin Presents is a good fit for her stories.   Welcome to RU, Andie! I did […]

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