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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 […]

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 […]

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