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Writing Integrated Love Scenes, by Ask An Editor Theresa Stevens

TweetGood morning! Today, we’re sharing a post from our archives written by one of RU’s first regular contributors, editor Theresa Stevens.  Physical intimacy is an important part of romance. In fact, you might say that […]

Writing a Negative Protagonist: Balancing Shades of Grey in Your Character by Summerita Rhayne

Welcome back to Summerita Rhayne. Today Summerita is going to walk us through the 50 shades of grey – in your character. =) All the memorable characters in fiction are complex and sometimes even obscure. […]

Writing Climax Scenes by Rayne Hall

TweetRU Contributor Rayne Hall returns to discuss elements you should consider when penning your climax scene. The main character has just overcome the trials of the Black Moment and the plot races to its conclusion. Now […]

SO YOU WANT ME TO WRITE A CHILDREN’S BOOK by Lori Wilde

I’m excited to welcome LORI WILDE back to RU. Most of you associate Lori with books like her Stardust, Cupid, Jubilee and Twilight, Texas series, so you may be surprised to learn about her latest […]

Erratic Breathing and the Steely Glare by Virginia Heath

TweetYou don’t always say what you’re thinking and neither should your characters. Author Virginia Heath joins us today to talk about how internal dialogue adds intensity and emotion to a scene.  Welcome to RU, Virginia! […]

Settings and the Romantic Novel by Ella Carey

TweetPlease welcome first-time Visiting Professor, author Ella Carey.  My novels are all love letters to their settings. Settings, like characters, often find writers, rather than the other way around. Something needs to resonate between me […]

What Could Possibly Go Wrong by Donna Cummings

What if….it’s a question that plagues writers, but it can be used to your advantage! Let regular contributor Donna Cummings tell you how. Writers worry. All the time. It’s second nature, so we probably don’t […]

Second Chance Romance by LuAnn McLane

I’m excited to welcome LuAnn McLane to her debut visit to Romance University.  If you aren’t familiar with LuAnn’s books, you’re in for a treat. Scroll down to the end of the post for details […]

Writing Novel-Opening Scenes by Rayne Hall

TweetRU Contributor Rayne Hall returns with advice on a key element of every story, the opening scene.  You’ve written a novel and are revising it. Is the opening scene as grabbing is the story deserves? Or […]

Top 3 Submission Errors and How Authors Can Fix ’em by Ann Leslie Tuttle*

*Today we are re-sharing a post by Senior Editor Ann Leslie Tuttle with Harlequin Books that was originally published by RU founding member Tracey Devlyn in October 2009. This long-time editor discusses what she believes […]

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