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Writing WWII Historical Fiction – by Alix Rickloff

Tweet Author Alix Rickloff discusses how her interest in WWII inspired her to write THE WAY TO LONDON. Welcome to RU, Alix!  My interest in WW2 began back in college with a late night viewing […]

Incorporating Deep POV into our writing… and why do we care? by Nancy Stopper

TweetPlease welcome author NANCY STOPPER – this is her debut visit to Romance University! We’ve all heard the mantra “Show, Don’t Tell”. This is what every author is told they need to do in order to […]

Moving Target… Using Thematic MacGuffins to Focus a Story by Damon Suede

Ever heard of a MacGuffin? I hadn’t until a few years ago. Damon Suede is here to explain what one is – and how to apply the same technique to your writing! Modern readers are […]

Putting Meat on the Bones of your Heroes by Tessa Shapcott

Welcome back to Tessa Shapcott as she tells us how to turn a typical male character into a NOT so typical character your readers will love! What makes the ideal romantic hero? We all have […]

Why You Should Write Your Novel From The Middle with James Scott Bell

TweetDue to a scheduling issue, we’re running and old post by James Scott Bell.  Some time ago I decided to do an in-depth study on what many writing teachers call the “midpoint.” If you do […]

Five Things You Can Do Right Now to Improve Your Manuscript – by Loucinda McGary

TweetWe’re starting off the week with tips from author Loucinda McGary on polishing your manuscript. Welcome back to RU, Loucinda! Congratulations! You’ve finished the first draft of your story. Now what? You know you need […]

Defusing Outlining Confusion by Miranda Nading

TweetPlease welcome author MIRANDA NADING! Her practical advice on outlining should be useful to plotters and pantsers alike. After finding myself backed into a creative corner with Canyon Echoes, and using a rudimentary version of […]

Let’s Just Agree to Agree? Part 2—Pronouns and Antecedents—Ack!! with Nan Reinhardt

Bless Nan Reinhardt and her mad English skills. I’m so glad someone knows the rules of pronouns and antecedents! Read through and you will too! Last time we breezed through subject/verb agreement, and I promise […]

Can I Have 15 Minutes of Your Time? Donna Cummings

Due to a glitch in programming, we’re bringing back a post from Donna Cummings from All About the Writing. Today she’s going to help us raise our productivity level and lower our procrastination level! “Wow, […]

What have you got to lose? by Kari Lynn Dell

Welcome first timer Kari Lynn Dell with a fabulous post! Go on, read it! What have you got to lose? =) This question single-handedly turned around my writing career. It has become the first thing […]

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