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Writing Argument Scenes with Rayne Hall

TweetRU contributor and author Rayne Hall talks about how to enhance your argument scenes.  Dialogue scenes in which two characters argue are great for showing conflict and adding plot complications. How do you write a […]

The Right First Impression by Virginia Heath

TweetSometimes, you don’t get a second chance to make a good first impression, and that adage applies to the beginning of your story. Virginia Heath returns to talk about elements that factor into a line […]

Enjoy Your Creativity by Donna Cummings

TweetWelcome back to RU Contributor Donna Cummings! Today Donna’s going to talk to us about embracing your inner weirdo…lol….read ahead for a better explanation! The best advice is always stuff we already know. We just […]

Tripping over Tropes by Adite Banerjie

Tripping over Tropes When I first got into writing fiction, little did I know that I’d end up writing three romance novels back to back in three years. I have always fantasised about writing across […]

Improving Your Writing With AutoCrit by Pat Haggerty

TweetEvery time I think Pat Haggerty can’t out-do his last post on RU, he comes up with another amazing article. Ever heard of AutoCrit? Check out what this software can do for you and your […]

Create Characters Your Reader Will Care About by Robin Gianna

TweetA good plot is even better when the reader can relate to your characters. Robin Gianna talks about factors you should consider when creating believable characters.  Welcome back, Robin!   Have you ever read a book […]

Readers’ Choice: On the Power of Set Pieces and Whammos by Damon Suede

TweetIn another not-to-be-missed post, Damon Suede teaches us about “set pieces and whammos” and how they can make or break your story. A set piece can refer to anything from an action-packed chase to a particularly sexy seduction or […]

Navigating a Long-Running Series By Katherine Hall Page

For not-yet-published writers, getting that first book completed can seem as challenging as climbing a mile-high staircase or swimming across the Atlantic. There is a whole different set of challenges for authors who write successful […]

Out, Out, Damned Writer By Joanna Campbell Slan

Unlike groceries, that nearly always have sell-by dates, books have long shelf-lives. Authors, on the other hand, may occasionally feel themselves and their writing go a little stale. Today author Joanna Campbell Slan shares some tips on […]

Laura Drake presents: Your First Chapter – Reader Glue

TweetThe first chapter is probably the most rewritten chapter. Today, author Laura Drake breaks down an excerpt from her first chapter and shows us how to keep the reader engaged.  Great to have you back, […]

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