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What’s in a Voice: or two sides of the same scene by Elizabeth Bemis

TweetPlease welcome ELIZABETH BEMIS – this is her debut post for Romance University. Liz is a six time Golden Heart finalist and a 2012 Golden Heart winner. Scroll to the “question” at the end of […]

BE The Dude by Laura Drake

TweetThe characters you’ve created have distinct personalities and their actions and emotions should be true to their character. Author Laura Drake’s post, with excellent examples, illustrates this point.  I have Margie Lawson to thank (yet […]

Writing Relatable Antiheroes and Villains by Kayelle Allen

Help me welcome back Kayelle Allen – today Kayelle is giving us the low down on those no-good villains. Or are they no good? Read ahead and find out more! In any story, the most […]

Create Characters Your Reader Will Care About by Robin Gianna

TweetA good plot is even better when the reader can relate to your characters. Robin Gianna talks about factors you should consider when creating believable characters.  Welcome back, Robin!   Have you ever read a book […]

Avoiding Author Intrusion with Sherry Lewis

TweetYou’ve probably heard the term ‘author intrusion’ before, but it’s not specific to one element of your writing. Author Sherry Lewis discusses the different forms of author intrusion and how to avoid them. Welcome to […]

Converting Backstory into Character with Theresa Stevens, Editor

Due to an unexpected glitch, we’re re-running a post by our favorite editor Theresa Stevens! Theresa Stevens joins RU once again (yay!) to lead us through the process of character development. Fire up your printers […]

Writing a Negative Protagonist: Balancing Shades of Grey in Your Character by Summerita Rhayne

Welcome back to Summerita Rhayne. Today Summerita is going to walk us through the 50 shades of grey – in your character. =) All the memorable characters in fiction are complex and sometimes even obscure. […]

What Could Possibly Go Wrong by Donna Cummings

What if….it’s a question that plagues writers, but it can be used to your advantage! Let regular contributor Donna Cummings tell you how. Writers worry. All the time. It’s second nature, so we probably don’t […]

Falling in Love on the Page: Writing Convincing Romantic Relationships by Anna Campbell

TweetShe’s smitten. He’s besotted. But that’s not a story. Award-winning author Anna Campbell shares her insight on creating believable romance for your characters.  As a romance writer, I spend my life watching characters fall in […]

Making Love Last: Is it a Fairy Tale? by Brenda Novak

Romance readers and writers don’t need Valentine’s Day to make them think of romantic topics, but the heart-themed holiday does kind of aim an arrow at love and marriage. About a week ago, best-selling author […]

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