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Jennifer Tanner

Jennifer Tanner has written 355 posts for Romance University

Tracking Time in Your Novel – by Laura Drake

TweetGood morning! Today, RU Contributor Laura Drake discusses how to establish your story’s time line. It seems I’m always confessing in my blogs. I’m not sure I want to know what that says about me, […]

The Dos and Don’ts of Dialogue Tags by Ryan Lanz

Tweet Happy Friday! Ryan Lanz joins us today for a discussion on dialogue tag use (and abuse). Writers use dialogue tags constantly. In fact, we use them so often that readers all but gloss over […]

An Easy Way to Create Conflict in Your Novel by Janice Hardy

TweetAuthor and blogger Janice Hardy has an inimitable way of explaining things. Today, she tackles the role of conflict in a story. Read on. One of the first posts I ever wrote for RU (way […]

Goal, Motivation, and Conflict with Joanne Dannon

Tweet Author Joanne Dannon joins us today for a discussion on one of my favorite subjects, GMC. GMC is an acronym for Goal, Motivation and Conflict, and is the foundation for good books. I wish […]

Veronica Scott: The Importance of Cover Design

Tweet RU Contributor Veronica Scott starts the week off with an in-depth discussion on book covers. Welcome back, Veronica! “Don’t judge a book by its cover,” said George Eliot in The Mill on the Floss. […]

Writing Captivity Scenes – by Rayne Hall

Tweet Regular Contributor Rayne Hall has covered a wide range of topics for RU. Today, she discusses the elements of writing a captivity scene in three different points of view. Many novels feature at least […]

The Devil’s in the Details – by Staci Troilo

Tweet Writing in deep POV allows the reader to get inside your character’s head. Author Staci Troilo returns with advice on avoiding common mistakes with deep POV. Hi, everyone. Thank you, Romance University, for welcoming […]

Creating Emotional Depth in Your Characters – by Mary Jane Morgan

Tweet Happy Friday, RU Crew! Please welcome first-time Visiting Professor author Mary Jane Morgan.  As a consumer, I am always drawn to books that are rich with emotion. Makes perfect sense right? The way I […]

Are You an Outliner or a Pantster? by Kathy Servian

TweetPlease welcome first time RU Visiting Professor Kathy Servian. Are you an outliner or a pantser? I started as one, but became the other out of necessity and I’d never go back. My first novel […]

Should You Give Up On Your Novel and Write Something New? – by Janice Hardy

TweetHow many unfinished and abandoned manuscripts do you have? Author and blogger Janice Hardy shares her insight on the dilemma all writers face.   Right after my third novel was published (2011), I hit a […]

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