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Supplying Breadcrumbs: How to Hint at a Character’s Emotional Wound – Angela Ackerman

Another fabulous post by Angela Ackerman – every romance writer needs to know about emotional wounds for their characters! You’re going to want to bookmark this post! Emotional wounds are transformative and have the power […]

The Writer’s Black Moment by Donna Cummings

Welcome back one of my favorite peeps – Donna Cummings! As writers, we’re familiar with The Black Moment for our characters. It’s when things look the bleakest. Whatever they’ve tried to achieve up to this […]

Free to Fudge the Facts by Ken Isaacson

TweetI got to know Ken Isaacson back when I was moderating the Barnes & Noble Mystery Forum at BN.com. I had the opportunity to meet him in person at Bouchercon when it came to Indianapolis […]

3 Ways to Tell if Your Conflict Is Just a Delay Tactic – by Janice Hardy

TweetHappy Friday! We’ve got another keeper post by author and blogger Janice Hardy.  Conflict is central to every story, but it’s also found in every scene—something is keeping the protagonist from achieving a goal. The […]

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 […]

Conflict: Avoid the easy route – by Julie Sturgeon

TweetPlease welcome first-time Visiting Professor Julie Sturgeon. I always applaud authors who get the fact that a romance story in particular needs an internal conflict— a personal clash, a personality disagreement, opposite goals— to fuel […]

Goal, Motivation, and Conflict with Joanne Dannon

Tweet Author Joanne Dannon joins us today for a discussion on one of my favorite subjects, GMC. GMC is an acronym for Goal, Motivation and Conflict, and is the foundation for good books. I wish […]

Second Chance at Love—Get it Right the First Time by Tessa Shapcott

Welcome welcome Tessa Shapcott!!  I LOVE second chance at love stories, don’t you? When everything comes together and they sail off into an HEA..sigh. =) Here’s Tessa to show us how to make that happen. […]

First Glance… On Meeting Characters and Making Impressions by Damon Suede

Even flying cross country in wild turbulence, Damon Suede puts together another fabulous post. =0) Learn how to get your audience to fall head over heels for your characters. Romance audiences show up looking for […]

Happy Halloween…Who you gonna call? And the Beetlejuice thing is real… by CC Dragon

TweetPlease welcome Cheryl (aka CC) Dragon to her first RU visit. She has a new release today, perfect timing for a spooky Halloween topic! The Exorcist. Lucifer. Supernatural. American Horror Story… We love to be […]

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