Craft of Writing

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What’s in a Name? by Becke Martin Davis

TweetWhat’s in a name? I’m probably the wrong person to tackle this subject. After all, I did name my first cat Anastasia Shana Elisabeth, only to realize later than she was a he. My daughter […]

Travel as Inspiration for Writing by Pat Haggerty

OMG! Who travels more than Pat Haggerty? Absolutely no one I know. And here’s why YOU should travel too! In my day job, I work as a computer consultant and trainer, and I travel around […]

What Lies at the Heart of a Novel by Katia Lief aka Karen Ellis

Tweet  I’ve been a fan of Katia Lief‘s suspense books for several years, and I was excited to learn that her latest book is taking her into new territory – and with a new pseudonym, […]

RU 2017: Happy Holidays and Thank You for Your Support

TweetWe made it through another year! In 2017, we published 135 new posts written by our very generous contributors. We hope our content has given you inspiration and food for thought. We’d like to express […]

Writing the Holiday Romance by Lisa Plumley

TweetHere we are, smack in the deep end of the holiday season. There’s no getting away from the chaos, as enjoyable as it may be. Today’s scheduled guest has had to reschedule, so we hope […]

Dual Timeline Novels…More Than a Flashback – by Phillipa Nefri Clark

TweetAuthor Phillipa Nefri Clark joins us today for a discussion on writing stories with dual timelines. Welcome to RU, Phillipa!  Most fiction is linear, told beginning to end, sometimes employing brief flashbacks to help things […]

No, You DON’T Have to Write Every Day – by Kimberly Dean

TweetRules are made to be broken. Well, sometimes they are.  A born pantser, I am so envious of writers who can plot their stories in advance. No matter what your own writing style is, I […]

Weaving Magic: The Five Threads of Dynamic Narrative by Cate Hogan

TweetIf ever a writer had a good excuse to miss a deadline, it’s Cate Hogan. In this case, the deadline was for a guest blog rather than a book, and I was both pleasantly surprised […]

Writing Tips by Anne Elizabeth

Thanks for sharing some of your favorite writing tips Anne Elizabeth!! Crafting a story can be one of the most fulfilling experiences in the arts. When I was asked to provide a few tips for […]

How to Create Page Turning Dialogue by Gina Conkle

Welcome to author Gina Conkle and her first post with RU! We’re glad to have you aboard! Dialogue is a much-debated topic in romance. One day you’re at a conference and a bestselling author spouts […]

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