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JUST DESSERT: why a whole book can’t be a happy ending with Damon Suede

We read romance because we want the happy ending – we want the hero and heroine to end up together. But you can’t rush it, you can’t make the path too easy with shortcuts on craft. Damon […]

Anti-Heroes: Why Devious is so Delectable by Heather Webb

Author and RU contributor Heather Webb talks about the allure of the anti-hero, the guy you want to hate and yet can’t stop thinking about… I don’t watch much TV. In fact, I binge on one […]

Anatomy of an Edgy YA Heroine with PJ Sharon

Author PJ Sharon joins us today to share her secrets to writing an edgy YA heroine. Anatomy of an Edgy YA heroine Thank you so much for inviting me to share with your readers today. Let’s talk […]

Dissecting Your Characters with Terri Austin

Your characters are the medium in which a story is told and if you don’t know them, neither will your readers. Author Terri L. Austin shares her process on character analysis and why it’s an important […]

Put Yourself into Your Books with Cathy Tully

Welcome to a first-time poster on RU, author Cathy Tully. Today Cathy’s going to tell us how she puts a little of herself into each and every book she writes. I’ve been writing for almost […]

Layering Multiple Tropes with Lea Nolan

Lea Nolen is a fab YA author but with her latest release she enter the world of category romance and she’s here to teach us the way to layer tropes for maximum impact! Thanks so much […]

A.O. Peart on The Ultimate Bad Boy – Why Do Readers Want More?

He’s a duke with a reputation as a whore-monger and cad, or a heartless businessman with a murky past and rumored mob ties, or maybe he’s the guy from the other side of the tracks, […]

Party fèves: the charms baked into the batter with Damon Suede

Do you have books that have grabbed your because of one line? A scene? The way an author depicts a setting? Those little gems are what keep you riveted in the story and keep it on your mind […]

Using Proverbs to Boost Character and Plot Development with Jean Murray

Jean Murray joins us to show that an oldie but a goodie – a proverb – can help us create books that captivate readers. The pen is mightier than the sword ~ Using proverbs to boost […]

Editor Heather Webb – Making Characters Unforgettable a.k.a. Character Arc

If I ask you who your favorite character is in a book or movie, who pops into your head? And why? Heather Webb tells us about character arcs and making YOUR characters as unforgettable as […]

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