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Jennifer Tanner

Jennifer Tanner has written 355 posts for Romance University

Author Cross Promotion: Getting By With a Little Help From My Friends – by Heatherly Bell and Amy Lamont

Tweet Please welcome Heatherly Bell and Amy Lamont! Thank you Jen and Romance University for inviting us. Today we’re here to talk about cross promotion, a buzz term in today’s new publishing climate. Being an […]

The Keepsake Method of Creating Characters by Jennifer Tanner

TweetFor almost two years, I’ve been living in a construction zone. I spend my days dealing with contractors, moving stuff from room to room, and throwing stuff away. Throughout the process, I thought a lot […]

Happy Valentine’s Day! (With offerings other than chocolate…)

TweetA romantic Valentine’s Day doesn’t always result in happily-ever-after because we can’t control every aspect of our lives. But as a writer, you’re the master of your story’s universe. You devise the plot, create the characters, […]

On Lover’s Lips by Staci Troilo

TweetWriting is hard, and writing a kissing scene is even harder because as romance writers and readers, we know it’s a pivotal point in the story.  First time Visiting Professor Staci Troilo joins us today to […]

Organizing Your Novel with Laura Drake

TweetWhether you’re a plotter or panster, keeping track of the whom, what, why, and where in your novel can be problematic. RU Contributor Laura Drake shows us how she streamlines the process.  Learning your writing […]

Make Your Story Richer with In-depth Knowledge of Your Characters by Reese Ryan

TweetIt’s a manic Monday and my Word program isn’t cooperating, so here’s a post from the RU archives written by author Reese Ryan.  Whether a story is plot-driven, or character-driven, so much of its success […]

Writing Indoor Scenes by Rayne Hall

TweetGood morning! RU Contributor Rayne Hall is back with her first post of 2017. Does the action of your novel sometimes play out indoors? Here are some suggestions to enhance those scenes. Give the reader […]

Strategic Planning by Veronica Scott

Tweet Today’s topic is the perfect way to start off the New Year. RU Contributor Veronica Scott discusses the advantages and the reality of setting goals. I wasn’t sure if a post on how I […]

Emotional Depth – Putting the Spark in Your Story by Rachael Thomas

Tweet Good morning! Please welcome back Harlequin author Rachael Thomas. During my journey to publication I was told my work lacked spark. At the time it baffled me. What was this magical spark and how […]

Jo Robertson on Revision with Diction and Syntax

It’s the last day of the RU hiatus. Carrie, Becke, and I are clearing out the complimentary toiletries in our hotel rooms at the Connaught, while Adrienne, Kelsey, and Tracey are eyeing the last petit four […]

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