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Emotional Description: 3 Common Problems with Show & Tell – Angela Ackerman

We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Because of the four-day holiday, we decided to post one of our older columns written by the fab Angela Ackerman. Grab a leftover drumstick and join us! If […]

Editing and Proofreading Tidbits by Karen R. Sanderson

When you’re looking for a guest for RU and you run across a woman on twitter named Word Shark? Oh yeah, you can bet she’s going to get an invite! Karen Sanderson aka The Word […]

Multi-Author Collaborations with Eliza Knight & Stephanie Dray

We have double the talent and double the smarts here with us today to give us the skinny on producing a multi-author collaboration.  Welcome to Eliza and Stephanie! Producing Multi-Author Collaborations Boxed sets, continuities, anthologies! […]

Manuscript Readiness with Heather Webb

 Heather Webb joins us today to give us the crucial clues to know when our manuscript is ready to go. Manuscript Readiness: Time to Bust out the Checklist By Heather Webb Deciding when your manuscript is ready […]

Careers in Romance Novels and How They Affect Characterization with Summerita Rhayne

Welcome Summerita Rhayne to Romance University! Today Summerita tells us how your characters career should fit their personality! Character building is tough to nail in fiction but especially hard in romantic fiction where you need […]

Dark Matters: Cultivating Creative Cruelty in Romance Fiction by Damon Suede

Morning, RU Crew! Today, I’m uber-happy to republish a wonderful post by our Visiting Professor,  Damon Suede. He is a joy to work with as a guest, and he really looks into the heart and […]

The Basics of Collaboration with Loved Ones by Suzanne Brockmann

New York Times Best Selling Author SUZANNE BROCKMANN, best known for her Troubleshooters series, has expanded into new territory with her books BORN TO DARKNESS, SHANE’S LAST STAND and DO OR DIE. In October 2014, […]

The Mini MacGuffin By Erin Kellison

When I met ERIN KELLISON at the Romantic Times conference in Columbus, OH several years ago, her first book was not yet published. In “Author Alley” – where author promo was displayed – I picked […]

Compelling Characters: It’s all about the change in identity and belief – by Beth Barany

Author Beth Barany takes the podium today to discuss the importance of establishing your character’s core beliefs.  Welcome to RU, Beth!  A story is defined by change. Who is your character now, at the start […]

Show and Tell Deep POV with Amy Ruttan

Please welcome author Amy Ruttan to the RU campus! Amy’s going to talk about Deep POV and how it keeps your reader turning the pages.  Great to have you with us, Amy!  When I was […]

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