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Jennifer Tanner

Jennifer Tanner has written 359 posts for Romance University

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 […]

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 […]

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