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Plaques, Pins, and Golden Statues By Nancy Herkness

Thousands of romance writers are dusting off suitcases, evaluating their wardrobes and polishing their elevator pitches in preparation for the 34th Annual Conference of Romance Writers of America in San Antonio, Texas. The conference is […]

Should you Write Specifically for Contests? by Darynda Jones

Our very special guest today is USA Today and New York Times Best Selling Author DARYNDA JONES. Most aspiring authors have at least considered entering their writing in contests. The Golden Heart, the Golden Pen, […]

Bringing Home the Buckle: a Rodeo Queen’s NaNo Success Story with T.J. Kline

Are you embracing the insanity of NaNoWriMo this month? In keeping with the spirit of NaNo, I’m excited to welcome debut author and NaNo veteran T.J. Kline. After T.J. crossed the finish line in NaNo 2012, she […]

The Wild Golden Heart® Ride by Terri Osburn

Please help me welcome my Twitter buddy Terri Osburn. Did I also mention she’s a new Golden Heart® nominee? You won’t believe the exciting ride she’s been on since March! First off, thank you to […]

Tainted Love Contest Winners!

RU’s first annual Tainted Love Contest was a great success! We’d like to thank all of you for your fabulously creative and hilarious entries. Laughter does feed the soul, and we enjoyed reading every single […]

Jo Robertson – When Indie Publishing is a Viable Option

Once a road less traveled, the indie route is now a super highway to publishing. We’re excited to welcome back author Jo Robertson. Jo shares her writing journey and the reasons why she opted for indie […]

Cut and Run: Signs it’s Time to Retire from the Contest Circuit by Kelsey Browning

Those of us who write commercial fiction, especially romance, are fortunate so many organizations host writing contests. These contests offer many advantages: experience with proper manuscript formatting and synopsis development; mastery of submission fears; and […]

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