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What’s All This About Plotting? with Laurie Schnebly Campbell

Laurie Schnebly Campbell is back to give us excellent insight on plotting. Isn’t character equally important? And setting, and theme, and dialogue, and imagination, and… Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, and…probably yes to everything else. (Okay, […]

Breaking Heroines to Break Heroes with Sarah M. Anderson

Sarah M. Anderson joins us again to delve into the issue of creating realistic conflict without breaking our hero in two. Recently I was reading a romance for a contest (no, I’m not going to tell you which […]

Letting Go with Hazel Gaynor

You’ve finished your book and yet you can’t resist another round of editing. Maybe your book is ready for submission, but you’re not. USA Today and NY Times bestselling author Hazel Gaynor addresses the fears […]

Why Are Series Romances So Popular and What Makes for a Great Series? by Renee Vincent

Author Renee Vincent is one of the hardest-working people I know. In addition to taking care of her kids and horses, she is always hard at work on her next book or her next series. […]

Rie Warren presents: Sometimes a Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl

The term alpha male is ubiquitous in the romance genre. We’ve read about alphas and their six-pack abs and thousand mile stares, but these traits are just window dressing without in-depth character development. Today, Rie Warren […]

Dealing with Rejection – How to Pick Yourself Up and Keep Writing by Rachael Thomas

We write. We rewrite. We submit and get a rejection. And then another. Harlequin Presents author, Rachael Thomas, shares her advice on how to overcome rejection and stay on track.  Welcome to RU, Rachael!  I’m really […]

The External Story vs. The Internal Story with Lori Wilde

Today we’re reposting a fabulous article from Lori Wilde…I met Lori when I first decided to become a romance writer – her class opened a new world to me! At this point in time, stories […]

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 […]

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