Characterization

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8 Ways to Touch the Heart of Your Reader with Rose Scott

TweetMy guest today, Rose Scott believes every good writer should be a good reader. I’m betting our RU Writing crew out there agrees! Have you ever paid attention to what kinds of books move you […]

Self-Confessed Bridezilla! with Amy Lynch

TweetWelcome to author Amy Lynch who (like most of us) used her own real life tendencies to write a charming story. The Oxford English Dictionary defines the word Bridezilla as follows: A woman whose behavior […]

Come for the Murder, Stay for the Romance by Kathi Daley

Mystery and romance are my two all-time favorite book genres. When the two genres are combined, I consider it a win-win. Author Kathi Daley shares her take on blending the two, as she likes to […]

Creating Compelling Characters by Kathy Stewart

TweetToday’s guest, author Kathy Stewart, discusses the elements of creating a memorable character. Welcome to RU, Kathy! Have you ever wondered what it is that makes a reader want to follow a character on a […]

The 3 Essential Elements to Creating a Believable Romance – C. S. Lakin

C.S. Lakin runs an amazing blog called Live Write Thrive – haven’t been there yet? Take a peek around, and don’t forget to check out her new book 5 Editors Tackle the 12 Fatal Flaws […]

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 […]

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