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Hug Your Story with Bookends by Kris Bock

Tweet Please welcome new RU Contributor, Kris Bock! I’ve written guest posts for RU twice before – “Size Matters: Tips for Enlarging Your Manuscript” in March 2014, and “Before You Climax,” on the crisis point […]

Incorporating Deep POV into our writing… and why do we care? by Nancy Stopper

TweetPlease welcome author NANCY STOPPER – this is her debut visit to Romance University! We’ve all heard the mantra “Show, Don’t Tell”. This is what every author is told they need to do in order to […]

Putting Meat on the Bones of your Heroes by Tessa Shapcott

Welcome back to Tessa Shapcott as she tells us how to turn a typical male character into a NOT so typical character your readers will love! What makes the ideal romantic hero? We all have […]

What have you got to lose? by Kari Lynn Dell

Welcome first timer Kari Lynn Dell with a fabulous post! Go on, read it! What have you got to lose? =) This question single-handedly turned around my writing career. It has become the first thing […]

Putting it on the Page: How Your Personal Experiences Influence Character Development – by Paul Lonardo

TweetPlease welcome first-time Visiting Professor, author Paul Lonardo. Obviously, the one question I get most often as a male writing a story with a female protagonist is how I go about developing a character for […]

Plan: Read by Suzanne Brockmann

TweetWe’ve all heard the advice that it’s best not to read while writing, in case we somehow accidentally absorb details from our reading materials into our own writing. New York Times Best-Selling Author SUZANNE BROCKMANN joins […]

Saving Grace… on Xenia, Hospitality Laws, and the Cats that Need Saving by Damon Suede

What happens when your characters are too likable? Is there such a thing? You bet, and Damon Suede is here to tell us how to make our characters fascinating and interesting. Much better than just […]

Nice Is The New Sexy: Creating a Swoonworthy Beta Hero By Elizabeth Harmon

Welcome back to Elizabeth Harmon with her post on Beta Heroes! The nice guy doesn’t always finish last! =) Larger-than-life, wealthy, commanding, the Alpha hero is the fantasy man woman dream of.  With the recent […]

Create Characters Your Reader Will Care About – by Liz Fielding

Tweet Author Liz Fielding joins us today with a stellar post on creating characters.   Romantic fiction is character led. A plot, a story is important, but unlike a thriller, where the hero or heroine […]

Food and Fiction by Jennifer Crusie

TweetToday’s post originally appeared on Jennifer Crusie‘s blog, ARGH INK, on May 22. It is reprinted here with her permission. (Our originally scheduled guest blogger, Jaime Saare/Aline Hunter, will join us later in the summer.) […]

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