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Jennifer Tanner

Jennifer Tanner has written 325 posts for Romance University

Helen Henderson presents: Are They You?

TweetThanks to social media, readers have more accessibility to authors, and authors, who choose to, are able to engage their readers on a more on personal level. But how much do you want your readers […]

Writing Creepy Scenes by Rayne Hall

TweetPlease welcome back author and monthly RU contributor Rayne Hall. Do you want to write a ghost story? Are you working on a thriller, an urban fantasy, a paranormal romance or a horror novel? Then […]

Meet my Characters – All of Them at Once by Veronica Scott

TweetAuthor Veronica Scott returns with a post on the meet and greet that happens in the first chapter. When you walk into a large party or business meeting with dozens of people in attendance you […]

How Your Narrative Distance Affects Show, Don’t Tell by Janice Hardy

TweetFor the past three years, author and blogger Janice Hardy’s columns are among RU’s top trending posts. Today, Janice returns with a discussion on narrative distance.  One of the reason show, don’t tell is so […]

On Writing by Ella Carey

TweetI’ve always been a book worm, but since I started writing, I’ve had a renewed appreciation for authors. Whether it’s a book that I wish would never end or one that couldn’t end soon enough, […]

Writing Battle Scenes by Rayne Hall

She’s back! Rayne Hall returns with a battle plan for tackling battle scenes. When the plot calls for a battle – for example, in a historical romance novel – many writers are at a loss […]

Easy? I wish… by Virginia Heath

TweetThinking about writing category romance? Well, you’re in the right place because author Virginia Heath joins us today to talk about her experience on writing category romance for Harlequin Historical. I write what is termed […]

Tackling the Synopsis by Rachael Thomas

TweetWhat is it about a synopsis that makes most writers panic? Author Rachael Thomas outlines the basic elements of a synopsis and shares tips on her approach.  When I began my writing journey the word […]

BE The Dude by Laura Drake

TweetThe characters you’ve created have distinct personalities and their actions and emotions should be true to their character. Author Laura Drake’s post, with excellent examples, illustrates this point.  I have Margie Lawson to thank (yet […]

Writing Black Moment Scenes by Rayne Hall

TweetRU Contributor Rayne Hall returns with a primer on writing the crucial black moment.  Most novels have a ‘Black Moment’ when all seems lost before the main character resolves to try again and rallies all […]

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