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Jennifer Tanner

Jennifer Tanner has written 344 posts for Romance University

Five Things to Consider During Revisions with Loucinda McGary

As writers, writing means rewriting. Today’s post from the RU archives, written by author Loucinda McGary, addresses points to ponder when you’re revising your story.  In the past six years, I’ve judged a lot of […]

Storyboarding – Not Just for Plotting Anymore with Joan Swan

TweetIn the spirit of Throwback Thursday, here’s a post from 2012 on storyboarding by author Joan Swan. Typically, storyboards are used in conjunction with plotting, but never fear pansters, that’s not what I’ll be talking […]

Janice Hardy presents: Five Ways to Describe Emotions Without Making Your Character Feel Too Self Aware

Tweet  We’re on hiatus this week, but we’d like to share a few of our most read posts. Here’s one from 2013 written by author and blogger Janice Hardy.  Emotions are critical to making a […]

RU 2016: Our Thanks and Happy Holidays!

TweetSince 2009, Romance University has published upwards of 1700 posts. We’re proud to be a part of the diverse romance writing community. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has contributed to […]

Writing Magic Scenes by Rayne Hall

TweetRU Contributor Rayne Hall returns with points to ponder on structuring magic scenes.  Does your story have a mage, a wizard, a sorcerer or a witch cast a spell? Here are some tips how to […]

12 Online Proofreading and Editing Tools Romance Writers Should Know About

TweetAll good writers know that the story really comes out in the edit. In your first draft you’re hastily bashing the story out as it comes to you, especially if you’re undergoing a challenge like […]

Self Publishing is a Collaborative Effort – by Joanne Dannon

Please welcome author Joanne Dannon. Joanne shares her experiences with self-publishing and explains why you don’t have to go it alone. I’m an Australian romance writer who’s independently published. It was not the path I […]

Characters Leave, Authors Live On by Helen Henderson

TweetHave you ever finished the last book in a great series and moped afterward? It’s a uniquely different experience for authors who’ve written a series. Helen Henderson explains. I have been thinking a lot about […]

Laura Drake presents: Advanced Craft Tips

TweetPlease welcome back author Laura Drake! I do a lot of critiquing. As I get better at craft, I’m starting to catch the nuances of good writing; things beyond the basics of POV, show don’t […]

Helen Henderson presents: Are They You?

TweetThanks to social media, readers have more accessibility to authors, and authors, who choose to, are able to engage their readers on a more on personal level. But how much do you want your readers […]

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