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The Million-Dollar Apple by Laurie Schnebly Campbell

Book blurbs. What should you include? What do you leave out? There isn’t a secret formula for writing a book blurb, but Laurie Schnebly Campbell is here to give us the skinny on factors you should […]

Going Undercover with Deep POV by Heatherly Bell

What adds depth to your characters and pulls the reader into the story? Heatherly Bell explains the advantages of writing in deep POV.  Great to have you with us, Heather!  As an avid lifelong reader, for […]

The Story is in the Eye of the Beholder: Choosing the Best Point of View (Part 1) Heather Webb

Do you struggle with Point of View? Sometimes write an entire scene, then discover it should have been written in someone else’s?  Heather Webb is here with a two-parter to help us understand how to […]

Your Ancestors as Fiction by Jennifer Bort Yacovissi

Romance University is going in a slightly different direction today, taking a road we hope will interest you. Much as I love romance, it’s not ALL I read. And for many of you, romance isn’t […]

How To Beta Your Book by Bronwen Evans

Beta readers play an important role in a story’s success, but how do you find one who will give you constructive feedback? Author Bronwen Evans walks us through her process of selecting beta readers. (You’ll want to […]

The Culture of Your Story, Not Just for Multiculturals by Sonali Dev

Award-winning author SONALI DEV returns to RU with suggestions that can add depth to your story in ways you might not have considered.  The best stories I’ve ever read are the ones I’ve lived inside. […]

Wanted: Writers who are willing to become Hookers! with Mary Buckham

We all know it’s essential to grab the reader’s attention from the first page, but what’s the real secret to writing a page turner? Please welcome author and workshop guru extraordinaire Mary Buckham, who shares her […]

How to Save Your Story from Slumping in the Middle by the Writer’s Relief Staff

You’ve reached the middle of your manuscript, but the story’s losing its spark. Now what? Read on because the staff at Writer’s Relief shares their bounty of plot devices for story resuscitation.   Welcome to RU, […]

Cracking the Category Code – How to Write Short and Write Often with Kat Cantrell

Welcome to one of my favorite authors (and people!) Kat Cantrell! I saw (and bought of course) Kat’s latest book in the store, and knew we had to have her back as a guest on RU. […]

Part 1 – What is Voice, and Why Does it Matter? by Ed Gaffney

The full title of Ed Gaffney‘s post is “The Voice (and I’m not talking about the TV show): How to Find, Become Inspired By and Write Distinctive Voices for Your Characters.” Discover why voice is an […]

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