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Jennifer Tanner

Jennifer Tanner has written 282 posts for Romance University

Writing Night Scenes with Rayne Hall

TweetRayne Hall is back with a topic I’ve never considered – writing night scenes. What makes these scenes different? Read on. Welcome Rayne! Do you want a scene in your novel to be especially intense, […]

Motifs and Symbols and Themes – with Laura Drake

Good morning! Author Laura Drake returns to talk about how to incorporate symbolism in your story.  I love almost all literary devices, but the above are my favorites. I’m sure you heard of them, and […]

Repeaters, Replicants, and Restarts, Oh My – by Helen Henderson

TweetA couple of years ago, one of my critique partners pointed out that my character sauntered three times in one chapter. It was a good catch on her part because it totally escaped my notice. […]

Part One: Reflections on My First Year as an Indie Author – by Heatherly Bell

TweetAre you thinking about self-publishing? After one year as a self-published author, Heatherly Bell tells us what she’s learned so far.  Welcome back, Heatherly! I’ve learned a great deal in my first year of self-publishing […]

Happy Holidays and Thank You!

TweetIn the spirit of the holiday season, we’d like to extend our heartfelt thanks for your support. RU is a group effort, and we’re extremely grateful to our contributors and Visiting Professors.  RU Visiting Professors […]

Creating Compelling Characters by Kathy Stewart

TweetToday’s guest, author Kathy Stewart, discusses the elements of creating a memorable character. Welcome to RU, Kathy! Have you ever wondered what it is that makes a reader want to follow a character on a […]

How to Defeat Your Writer’s Block by Ryan Lanz

TweetAll writers understand the terror of a blank page. Ryan Lanz discusses the possible causes of writer’s block and ways to overcome it. Two randomly chosen commenters will receive a copy of Ryan’s latest release, […]

Editing for Pantsers with Terri L. Austin

Your manuscript might be the best thing you’ve ever written or upon closer inspection, a pile of words. Either way, editing is a crucial part of the process. Author Terri L. Austin’s last two books […]

Jan Marshall presents: Cover Design and Writing – Are the Rules the Same?

We’re talking about book covers today with our guest, cover designer and writer, Jan Marshall.  Welcome to RU, Jan!  I always recommend that if you want a great cover for your book you should hire […]

Dealing With Rejection by Adrienne Giordano

TweetRU co-founder and USA Today best-selling author Adrienne Giordano addresses a topic writers know well.  Rejection. It’s a nasty little word isn’t it? As writers, we face it. A lot. I personally have never gotten […]

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