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Five Habits Writers Should Develop to Beat Procrastination by Cari Bennette

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A Hero for Every Story by Joan Kayse

I met Joan Kayse online several years ago, and was lucky enough to meet her – and her cohorts in the Romance Bandits – at RWA National in 2009. Note: Joan will be stuck in […]

Tighten Your Writing Style by Rayne Hall

Rayne Hall shows us how to mince words and add pop to your prose.  Welcome to RU, Rayne! Here are five tricks to slim down your words, tone up your style, and reveal the muscle […]

Fieldwork That Fortifies Your Novel by Lauren Monroe

Getting your facts right adds authenticity to your story.  Author Lauren Monroe shares tips on research and tells us why accuracy matters.  Welcome to RU, Lauren!   Writers work with ever-present anxieties: Stray punctuation. Pressing deadlines. […]

A Recipe for Nanowrimo: Plan Your Characters and Improvise Your Plot by Roz Morris

Are you joining in on the craziness that’s called Nanowrimo? If so, you’re going to want to read Roz Morris’s post before you dive headfirst into the fun! Are you planning to take part in […]

Get Physical with your Work in Progress (and Not Mental) by Summerita Rhayne

Joining us today is Summerita Rhayne telling us to stay physical with our WIP..just do it! =) The story that you write is usually something that means a lot to you. You put in your […]

The Myth of the Ladies’ Gun by Adam Firestone

Today’s post is a replay of a 2013 post by RU’s resident weapons expert ADAM FIRESTONE. The internet has been full of accounts of parental displeasure over the proliferation of Pepto Bismol pink in girls’ […]

Research, Research, Research with Ella Quinn

Love it or hate it, research is a given for most writers. Historical author Ella Quinn tells us why those little details matter.  Welcome to RU, Ella!  Unless you’re writing about the town you’ve lived […]

Demystifying the Outline with Kat Cantrell

Last time Kat Cantrell visited RU, she received a lot of questions on how she outlined her books.Today, she’s here to answer the questions – and answer more! Please visit our site to ask your […]

The Practical and the Emotional – Creating a Believable World by Molly MacRae

The first time I met Molly MacRae, I was at a small mystery conference, and I was running a high fever after coming down with some kind of 24-hour flu bug. That whole conference passed […]

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