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Writing Duel Scenes by Rayne Hall

TweetYou’ve probably read books or seen movies with a duel scene. Today, author Rayne Hall discusses the code of the duel and shares tips on how to incorporate this element into your story.  A duel […]

An Interview with Author Hazel Gaynor

TweetI’m a history nerd and a huge fan of Hazel Gaynor’s novels, which are set in the early twentieth century. Hazel was kind enough to grant me an interview about her latest book, The Girl From The […]

Practice Makes…Something by Becke Martin Davis

Tweet“Wait,” you’re probably thinking. “Practice doesn’t make something, practice makes perfect.” Well, in theory, maybe. In my experience, practice certainly makes something. Perfect? Not so much. I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately, partly […]

Veronica Scott presents: Where Does Your Story Actually Begin?

TweetA story starts on page one, right? This post by author Veronica Scott will make you think about where your story really starts… Welcome back, Veronica! Where does your story actually begin? “Once upon a […]

Voice, Pitch & Strike at the Heart by Chris Keeslar

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a publisher in possession of a publication schedule must be in want of a new author. The problem, as many struggling authors observe, is that with ever-changing world […]

How to Write a Mystery Yarn By Betty Hechtman

Cozy mysteries are in a class by themselves. They feature murders, but not usually gruesome ones, and sometimes a bit of romance, but they aren’t dark and steamy like romantic suspense novels. The titles are […]

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 […]

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