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Jane Austen’s South Asian Sisters with Zeenat Mahal

Help me welcome Zeenat Mahal, a romance author from Pakistan who wants to broaden your reading horizons. =) I grew up in Pakistan, far, far away from Pemberley, dreaming of Mr. Darcy. For those who know […]

Creating Likable Characters by Heather Webb

I’ve talked a lot about characters here at RU (see my articles on Character Motivation, Action, & Goals and Character Renewal a.k.a. Character Arc), and as far as I can tell, it’s a favorite subject […]

Weekly Lecture Schedule – January 26th to January 30th

Romance University was founded on May 9, 2009 with the goal to provide resources and support for writers. Over the past week, RU was listed among the 100 Best Websites for Writers 2015 by The […]

Writing Mystery with JoAnne Myers

Thank you JoAnne for stopping by to get us started writing a mystery. Writing Mystery-by JoAnne Myers Before writing a word, take some time to jot down key story points. As you’re writing, the story will […]

7 Simple Tricks to Become a Successful Self-Editor with Lesley Vos

Everyone knows that good editing is essential, but don’t send an agent or a potential publisher a manuscript that doesn’t look like a million bucks. Lesley Vos provides some great tips to get you there. You’re a […]

Avoiding Premature Publication by Ann Warner

With the ease of self-publication today, writers can easily fall into the trap of clicking the “publish” button before a story has reached its full potential. First time Romance University guest Ann Warner offers some […]

Missed Connections: How Characterization Creates Chemistry by Harrison Demchick

Please welcome author Harrison Demchick, developmental editor at The Writer’s Ally – this is his first time with us at Romance University.  Let’s face it: You know when two characters aren’t clicking on the page. This […]

Writing What You Know…And What You Don’t Know…Yet – by Wendy S. Marcus

As writers, we know nothing comes easy. And that applies to research, too. Long-time RU supporter Wendy S.Marcus shares tips on expanding the boundaries of what you know and researching the unknown. One randomly chosen […]

Guardians of the Galaxy Powered by the Character Arc with Corrina Lawson

Happy 2015, RU Crew! Author Corrina Lawson talks about character arcs in movies and how you can use these examples as tools for character development in your stories. Welcome to RU, Corrina! Guardians of the […]

Tips for Writing a Continuity with Robin Covington

Hey y’all! Normally I stick behind-the-scenes here at RU, making sure to provide you with informative content. But today, with the release of PLAYING WITH THE DRUMMER, I wanted to share with you my tips […]

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