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Jennifer Tanner

Jennifer Tanner has written 173 posts for Romance University

A.O. Peart on The Ultimate Bad Boy – Why Do Readers Want More?

He’s a duke with a reputation as a whore-monger and cad, or a heartless businessman with a murky past and rumored mob ties, or maybe he’s the guy from the other side of the tracks, […]

Burning Up the Pages…and the Sheets – An easy guide to combining short story structure with super-hot sex by Rie Warren

Lately, I’ve noticed that our posts on writing love scenes and sexual tension are among our top trending columns. With that in mind, I’m excited to welcome Rie Warren to the RU campus. Using a three-act […]

Are Your Stakes High Enough? with Janice Hardy

Today, we welcome back author and blogger Janice Hardy, who explains why raising the stakes in your story ultimately rewards your reader. Great to have you with us again, Janice!  Stakes are a critical part of […]

Literary Archaeology – The Craft of Historical Research with Hazel Gaynor

Writing historical fiction means merging two stories into one. The factual, what actually happened, and the story you want to tell the reader. Today’s guest, Hazel Gaynor, wrote a novel inspired by true events of the Titanic’s […]

Weekly Lecture Schedule – March 31st to April 4th

Whether you’re enjoying blue skies or snow flurries, RU is always in session. Here’s our line-up for this week.  Monday, March 31st – How to Publish Boxed Sets with Afton Locke Wednesday, April 2nd – […]

Weekly Lecture Schedule March 24th to March 28th

Here’s our line-up for this week: Monday, March 24th - Thinking Outside The Box~Marketing Ideas with  USA Today Bestseller Tonya Kappes Wednesday, March 26th - I’m Sorry Ma’am, That’s Classified:  Security Clearances and Classified Information Basics for […]

Balancing the Business Side of Writing with Kathleen Collins

Gone are the days when an author signed a contract and dealt solely with an editor and an agent. Nowadays, authors are required to promote themselves and their books…and write. Author Kathleen Collins shares her […]

Size Matters – Tips for Enlarging Your Manuscript by Kris Bock

You’ve typed ‘The End’ but your story falls short of the required word count. Now what? Author Kris Bock shares her insight and offers tips on how to expand the length of your story.  Welcome […]

Mary Buckham presents: What is ACTIVE SETTING and Why it Should Matter to YOU!

Your story’s setting is much more than a GPS reading for your reader. Author and workshop guru extraordinaire, Mary Buckham, explains why setting plays a substantial role in enhancing a reader’s experience. Welcome, Mary!   […]

Weekly Lecture Schedule – March 17th to March 22nd

Whether you’re enjoying the first spring blooms or preparing for another late winter storm, RU is always in session. Here’s our line-up for the coming week! Monday, March 17th – Mary Buckham presents: What is […]

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