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Show and Tell Deep POV with Amy Ruttan

Please welcome author Amy Ruttan to the RU campus! Amy’s going to talk about Deep POV and how it keeps your reader turning the pages.  Great to have you with us, Amy!  When I was […]

From Hero to Zero With Your Wordcount by Kelly Maher

We all want to be more productive and the industry today demands it from every angle. Kelly Maher joins us and shares her method. Welcome Kelly! A couple of years ago, I could barely get one […]

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: The Art of Writing Dialogue with Maria McKenzie

Our scheduled guest wasn’t able to join us today, but we’ve dug through the archives and found this fabulous post on dialogue by author Maria McKenzie.  Think of your plot as a blank linen canvas stretched […]

Pacing Can Make or Break Your Story with Maggie Touissant

One of my favorite authors, Maggie Toussaint, is here to give us some amazing tips about pacing and how to make your story sing with the best movement.  I know you will love this post! If you’ve […]

Silencers, don’t. By Adam Firestone

All I know about silencers I learned from action movies, primarily those featuring Agent 007. That’s all I knew before I met ADAM FIRESTONE, that is. Most of what I “knew” about silencers was wrong, […]

Is There Really Anyone Out There? by Jeanne Adams

I first met Jeanne Adams through the Romance Bandits blog, and since then I’ve read all her books. I’m excited about the new path she’s taking with her upcoming release. Be sure to go to […]

When the Gazillionth Pass Through Your Manuscript Tries to Kill You by Heather Webb

How many drafts does it take for you to get your story the way you want it? Two? Ten? A gazillion? If option three rings a bell, this post is for you. Please welcome back […]

Power-up World Building through Point of View with Anna Steffl

I’m happy to welcome Anna Steffl to the RU campus. Anna shares her tips on enhancing setting, description, and character development through POV. One randomly chosen commenter will receive an e-book copy of Anna’s Solace […]

Braiding Your Story with Laurie Schnebly Campbell

Grab yourself a cup of coffee and snuggle up next to your computer/smartphone/laptop and read this excellent article by my favorite VP – Laurie Schnebly Campbell. What makes a story braided? At first glance that […]

Writing Epic Love Stories with K.M. Weiland

If you haven’t discovered the talent and savvy of K.M. Weiland – you are in for a treat today! Writing Epic Love Stories Of all the story types, the love story is perhaps the most evergreen. After […]

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