Craft of Writing

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After the First Draft – by Rachael Thomas

TweetAuthor Rachael Thomas returns with advice on tackling revisions and edits on first drafts. You’ve written a book and added those magical words ‘the end’ and that achievement alone deserves celebration. The fact that you […]

Maddening Middles and the #NaNoWriMo Midmonth Slump by Kris Bock

TweetYou’ve reached the middle of your story and you’re out of ideas, so what’s next? RU Contributor Kris Bock offers advice on tackling the troublesome mid-point of your manuscript. If you are doing NaNoWriMo, you […]

Keri’s Top 3 Editing Tips by Keri F. Sweet aka Keri Ford

TweetPlease welcome KERI F. SWEET to Romance University! Keri has joined us before, writing as Keri Ford, but her new alter-ego comes with an exciting new opportunity for Keri. Read on! I recently had the unique […]

When to Say When (AKA: Walking Away From a Popular Series) by Julie Ann Walker

TweetPlease welcome New York Times and USA Today Best-Selling Author JULIE ANN WALKER  – this is her debut post at Romance University! You have a bestselling series! Readers are clamoring for more!   Those two […]

Supplying Breadcrumbs: How to Hint at a Character’s Emotional Wound – Angela Ackerman

Another fabulous post by Angela Ackerman – every romance writer needs to know about emotional wounds for their characters! You’re going to want to bookmark this post! Emotional wounds are transformative and have the power […]

The Writer’s Black Moment by Donna Cummings

Welcome back one of my favorite peeps – Donna Cummings! As writers, we’re familiar with The Black Moment for our characters. It’s when things look the bleakest. Whatever they’ve tried to achieve up to this […]

When Being a Pantster Isn’t Enough – by Liz Fielding

TweetHappy Friday! Please welcome back author Liz Fielding. There comes a time in most romance author’s life when she’s asked to collaborate with other authors to create a series. This can take several different forms. […]

Free to Fudge the Facts by Ken Isaacson

TweetI got to know Ken Isaacson back when I was moderating the Barnes & Noble Mystery Forum at BN.com. I had the opportunity to meet him in person at Bouchercon when it came to Indianapolis […]

How to Evoke Emotions as a Writer by Paul Bates

In romance novels, it’s all about creating emotions from your readers – Paul Bates gives us some tips on how to do that! A good author knows how and when to evoke a certain emotion […]

Making Minor Characters Fresh: #Writing Advice by Chris Eboch

TweetChris Eboch finishes off the week with a post on secondary characters. When creating a new story, you probably spend the most time developing your main character, or perhaps your hero and heroine equally. They […]

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