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Readers’ Choice: On the Power of Set Pieces and Whammos by Damon Suede

TweetIn another not-to-be-missed post, Damon Suede teaches us about “set pieces and whammos” and how they can make or break your story. A set piece can refer to anything from an action-packed chase to a particularly sexy seduction or […]

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. […]

Writing Climax Scenes by Rayne Hall

TweetRU Contributor Rayne Hall returns to discuss elements you should consider when penning your climax scene. The main character has just overcome the trials of the Black Moment and the plot races to its conclusion. Now […]

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 […]

S.T.A.N.D. and DELIVER by Cynthia Tennent

Welcome to author Cynthia Tennent who’s here to tell us how to make your book even better with S.T.A.N.D and DELIVER! My Kindle is littered with the carcasses of dead samples. At one time or […]

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 […]

Before You Climax by Chris Eboch

When it comes to writing, there are no shortcuts. Chris Eboch returns to talk about setting up the most critical part of your story.  Welcome back, Chris!  Since I’m writing for Romance University, I couldn’t […]

Part 2: Tips for Writing Fight Scenes – Improvised Weapons by K.M. Fawcett

K.M. Fawcett returns with another post on writing fight scenes using items that aren’t weapons. If you missed K.M.’s first post, just click on this link.  Great to have you with us again, K.M.!  Thank […]

K.M. Fawcett presents: Tips for Writing Fight Scenes

Every good story has conflict and sometimes the conflict gets physical. K.M. Fawcett shares her tips on penning realistic fight scenes. Welcome to RU, K.M!  Thank you Romance University for inviting me to the blog today! […]

Breaking Heroines to Break Heroes with Sarah M. Anderson

Sarah M. Anderson joins us again to delve into the issue of creating realistic conflict without breaking our hero in two. Recently I was reading a romance for a contest (no, I’m not going to tell you which […]

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