Craft of Writing

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Helen Henderson presents: Are They You?

TweetThanks to social media, readers have more accessibility to authors, and authors, who choose to, are able to engage their readers on a more on personal level. But how much do you want your readers […]

Writing Creepy Scenes by Rayne Hall

TweetPlease welcome back author and monthly RU contributor Rayne Hall. Do you want to write a ghost story? Are you working on a thriller, an urban fantasy, a paranormal romance or a horror novel? Then […]

Meet my Characters – All of Them at Once by Veronica Scott

TweetAuthor Veronica Scott returns with a post on the meet and greet that happens in the first chapter. When you walk into a large party or business meeting with dozens of people in attendance you […]

C’mon, Let’s Celebrate! with Donna Cummings

Donna Cummings and I have had many virtual celebrations – most involving make-believe brownies and some sort of alcoholic beverage. From births and birthdays to actually getting out of bed and getting dressed for the […]

Playing Hurt by Susan Sey

Susan Sey is the author of scintillating contemporary romances and she’s also one of the fabulous Romance Bandits. We are excited to welcome her back to Romance University! Scroll down to the “Question” for details […]

How Your Narrative Distance Affects Show, Don’t Tell by Janice Hardy

TweetFor the past three years, author and blogger Janice Hardy’s columns are among RU’s top trending posts. Today, Janice returns with a discussion on narrative distance.  One of the reason show, don’t tell is so […]

What’s in a Voice: or two sides of the same scene by Elizabeth Bemis

TweetPlease welcome ELIZABETH BEMIS – this is her debut post for Romance University. Liz is a six time Golden Heart finalist and a 2012 Golden Heart winner. Scroll to the “question” at the end of […]

Pitching is the Key by Sonali Dev

I’m pleased to welcome back one of my favorite authors, longtime Romance University follower SONALI DEV. My third book just hit the shelves this week and I’m actually writing this on the plane heading to […]

Writing Battle Scenes by Rayne Hall

She’s back! Rayne Hall returns with a battle plan for tackling battle scenes. When the plot calls for a battle – for example, in a historical romance novel – many writers are at a loss […]

Advice for Keyboard Athletes—How Olympic Psychology Can Work for Writers by Tessa Shapcott

Did you watch the Olympics? Glued to the screen or just watch the highlights? Either way, Tessa Shapcott shows us how you can use the same training the Olympians use, and bring it to your […]

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