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Jane Austen as a Literary Influence by Marilyn Brant

TweetI’m excited to welcome back the fabulous MARILYN BRANT! Many thanks to Becke for inviting me to visit Romance University! It’s wonderful to be back here, especially during the Month of Love :). I first […]

The Secret Driver by Laurie Schnebly Campbell

Whom what, when, where and why. Questions you ask yourself for each book you start. Sometimes the answers are clear as a bell, other times, well you just don’t know where your characters are going […]

The Keepsake Method of Creating Characters by Jennifer Tanner

TweetFor almost two years, I’ve been living in a construction zone. I spend my days dealing with contractors, moving stuff from room to room, and throwing stuff away. Throughout the process, I thought a lot […]

The Triangle of Romantic Suspense by Allison Brennan

TweetIt’s been awhile since ALLISON BRENNAN has joined us at Romance University, and we are excited to welcome her back! This month, I’ve been giving a class to the Kiss of Death chapter of Romance […]

Happy Valentine’s Day! (With offerings other than chocolate…)

TweetA romantic Valentine’s Day doesn’t always result in happily-ever-after because we can’t control every aspect of our lives. But as a writer, you’re the master of your story’s universe. You devise the plot, create the characters, […]

Editor Nan on Comma Usage

Let’s Talk Commas When it comes to comma usage, how many of us reach back into our memories to ninth-grade English class? What was it that your teacher told you about when to use a […]

On Lover’s Lips by Staci Troilo

TweetWriting is hard, and writing a kissing scene is even harder because as romance writers and readers, we know it’s a pivotal point in the story.  First time Visiting Professor Staci Troilo joins us today to […]

Organizing Your Novel with Laura Drake

TweetWhether you’re a plotter or panster, keeping track of the whom, what, why, and where in your novel can be problematic. RU Contributor Laura Drake shows us how she streamlines the process.  Learning your writing […]

Make Your Story Richer with In-depth Knowledge of Your Characters by Reese Ryan

TweetIt’s a manic Monday and my Word program isn’t cooperating, so here’s a post from the RU archives written by author Reese Ryan.  Whether a story is plot-driven, or character-driven, so much of its success […]

Jane Austen, Regency Romance, and Me by Kyra Cornelius Kramer

TweetKyra Cornelius Kramer and I have been Facebook friends for a long time. When she relocated to Wales about a year ago, I started following her adventures via an email subscription to her blog. She’s […]

Upcoming Posts

  • Mar 3, 2017 Using Song Lyrics to Show Character and Relationships in your Romance Novel by Bliss Bennet
  • Mar 6, 2017 Author Cross Promotion: Getting By With a Little Help From My Friends - by Heatherly Bell and Amy Lamont
  • Apr 5, 2017 The Devil's in the Details - by Staci Troilo

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