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Writing the Small Town Romance with Katie Lane

Pat Haggerty’s scheduled post will appear at a later date due to a scheduling conflict. Instead, today we are running a past post from Katie Lane. Oh hey, have I got a great new author […]

Writing with Emotion by Laura Drake

Good morning, RU crew. According to our stats, posts on writing emotion are very popular with readers. RITA® award winning author Laura Drake joins us with another post on the same topic. You’ll want to bookmark […]

Do’s and Don’ts for Introducing Your Protagonist with Anne R. Allen

Due to a scheduling mishap, we’re sharing an old post by one of our favorite Visiting Professors, author and blogger Anne R. Allen.  Introducing your main character to your reader may be the single trickiest […]

Resisting Attraction: Body Language Cheat Sheets For Him & Her – Angela Ackerman

Don’t you just love when Angela Ackerman visits with us here at RU? I sure do, I learn a LOT! Wait til you read through these cheat sheets – you’ll love ’em! Emotion is the […]

How To Write Diverse Characters: A Simple Test by Sonali Dev

I’m especially pleased to welcome Sonali Dev back to RU since this is where I first met her, before she was published. She occasionally shared an excerpt of her writing, and I immediately liked her […]

Creating Characters Readers Will Love with Rachael Thomas

Creating a character goes beyond their physical description. Readers need to know the reason behind your characters’ actions and motivations. Rachael Thomas tells you why. Welcome back, Rachael! To create a story your reader will […]

They’re Only Words by Vanessa Knight

Welcome back to Vanessa Knight! She posted with us last April with a fabulous post – Nerds Unite – Plotting is Awesome! They’re only words. Yeah right. As I sit here staring at a blank […]

4 Methods for Creating Character Names by Ryan Lanz

For the past few months, I’ve been following author Ryan Lanz on Twitter. I especially enjoy his blog, A Writer’s Path, which covers a wide range of writing-related topics. Ryan has generously allowed me to […]

A Hero for Every Story by Joan Kayse

I met Joan Kayse online several years ago, and was lucky enough to meet her – and her cohorts in the Romance Bandits – at RWA National in 2009. Note: Joan will be stuck in […]

A Recipe for Nanowrimo: Plan Your Characters and Improvise Your Plot by Roz Morris

Are you joining in on the craziness that’s called Nanowrimo? If so, you’re going to want to read Roz Morris’s post before you dive headfirst into the fun! Are you planning to take part in […]

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