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Splices and splits and filters, oh my! By Claire Davon

TweetNote from Becke: I’m a lifelong grammar geek, but that doesn’t mean I have all the skills. Back in middle school, my parents bought me a small framed image from a vintage English book illustrating […]

Writing Rituals, Superstitions and Lucky Charms, Part Two, by Becke Martin Davis

TweetA little over a week ago, I (that is, Becke Martin Davis) posted part one of a blog about rituals, superstitions and lucky charms as they related to writers and their writing. Today, we come […]

7 Tactics for Creative Writers to Generate New Story Ideas by Gloria Kopp

Story ideas to me come in the middle of a drive to work or when I’m asleep. Gloria Kopp gives us a few ideas on how to generate some new ideas, rather than trying to […]

The Writing Life: Positively Powerful By Elizabeth Harmon

Think positive! How many times do we hear that and think “pfft”.  Elizabeth Harmon is here to tell us how to turn that “pfft” into a resounding “YES!”. In March of 2015, I had every […]

Writing Rituals, Superstitions and Lucky Charms, Part One, by Becke Martin Davis

TweetA conversation with an author friend got Becke Martin Davis thinking about writing rituals and lucky charms – lucky pennies, lucky pencils, even lucky chairs. Who hasn’t heard of athletes wearing lucky socks or even […]

Stars…I Want a Galaxy of Stars. But All I Got Was One by Helen Henderson

RU Writers, have you ever received a one star review? Helen Henderson tells us how to handle the not-so-hot reviews… This year I’m participating in my first writing challenge. We’re supposed to write a post […]

The Main Event: How to choose a convention right for you and your brand by Heidi Cullinan

TweetWhen DAMON SUEDE visited RU last week, I was excited to see he and HEIDI CULLINAN had co-authored a book together. Today, Heidi joins us with a timely post.  Tomorrow is April 1st, and we […]

The One Romance Novel Trope Every Author Deals With Behind The Scenes: Constant Rejection

First time RU poster Michael Alvear shows us how to deal with rejection – by comparing them to romance tropes! Read on! The damsel in distress isn’t just a tried and true trope in a […]

Making Peace with Your Inner Critic by Natalie Charles

TweetIt’s the Ides of March, and I’m excited to welcome NATALIE CHARLES – this is her debut post for Romance University! For years, I didn’t write. Oh, I wanted to. There were lots of stories in […]

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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