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Narrative Summary vs. Immediate Scene by Carolyn Haines

I met Carolyn Haines through her Sarah Booth Delaney Mississippi Delta mystery series, but I’m also a fan of her darker stories and short fiction. Good writing is good writing, no matter what the genre. […]

Five Ways Point of View Can Make You a Better Writer by Janice Hardy

Think you know POV? Janice Hardy shows us how POV can take your writing to a new level. Welcome back, Janice! Whenever a new writer asks me to share advice, “learn how to use POV” […]

Part 2: Tips for Writing Fight Scenes – Improvised Weapons by K.M. Fawcett

K.M. Fawcett returns with another post on writing fight scenes using items that aren’t weapons. If you missed K.M.’s first post, just click on this link.  Great to have you with us again, K.M.!  Thank […]

It’s All About Your Characters with Robin Gianna

Happy Monday, RU crew! Today, Robin Gianna discusses the importance of GMC in character development. One lucky commenter will win a copy of Robin’s latest book and a tote bag.  Great to have you back, Robin!  […]

Taming the What Ifs with Donna Cummings

Congratulations to Donna Cummings and her new release Rogues Gallery – which is currently in the number one spot in Historical Regencies on Amazon UK! Way to go, girl! I know what you’re thinking. I […]

The One Thing You Need to Know Is Everything by Natalie Damschroder

We’re very happy to welcome back Natalie Damschroder to the RU campus. Today, Natalie talks about the importance of continuing education for writers.  Great to have you with us again, Natalie! The first time I […]

Structure Saves The Day—Again with Adrienne Giordano

Yay!  Adrienne Giordano is back with a great post on structure – and her slight obsession with it! Good morning, RU Crew. It’s great to be back! I’ve written before about my ongoing (and uncontrollable) […]

The Voice (and I’m not talking about the TV show): How to Find, Become Inspired By and Write Distinctive Voices for Your Characters by Ed Gaffney

Please welcome back ED GAFFNEY with Part 2 of the series on Voice he began in April.  Part 2 – Inspiration, and How to Listen to Your Writing In just a little less than a […]

The Other Gender: Writing a Man (or a Woman) We Can Believe In by Harrison Demchick

We are excited to welcome HARRISON DEMCHICK back for his second visit with us at Romance University. Neither all men nor all women are written equal. It’s inevitable: Some women struggle at writing male characters. […]

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 […]

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