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Writing Novel-Opening Scenes by Rayne Hall

TweetRU Contributor Rayne Hall returns with advice on a key element of every story, the opening scene.  You’ve written a novel and are revising it. Is the opening scene as grabbing is the story deserves? Or […]

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 […]

Writing as a Southerner by Keri Ford

TweetI’ve known Keri Ford since she was a young whippersnapper.  I’ve always been intrigued by her “Southern-isms,” especially since she lives in Arkansas, and that’s where I was born. I might have shared her captivating […]

The Story is in the Eye of the Beholder: Choosing the Best Point of View (Part 1) Heather Webb

Do you struggle with Point of View? Sometimes write an entire scene, then discover it should have been written in someone else’s?  Heather Webb is here with a two-parter to help us understand how to […]

Portraying the Unportrayable: Inspiring ways to show love and tenderness in fiction by Alex Limberg

Good morning, RU Crew! Please welcome first-time guest Alex Limberg.  Wonderful to have you with us, Alex.   Rain was pouring down on the pavement in heavy showers. “Wait, wait,” he suddenly shouted from behind, running […]

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: The Art of Writing Dialogue with Maria McKenzie

Our scheduled guest wasn’t able to join us today, but we’ve dug through the archives and found this fabulous post on dialogue by author Maria McKenzie.  Think of your plot as a blank linen canvas stretched […]

Power-up World Building through Point of View with Anna Steffl

I’m happy to welcome Anna Steffl to the RU campus. Anna shares her tips on enhancing setting, description, and character development through POV. One randomly chosen commenter will receive an e-book copy of Anna’s Solace […]

Dialogue in Historical Fiction with Nicola Cornick

An eighteenth century hero wouldn’t say everything’s groovy nor would a modern day heroine likely be described as missish. So if you’re writing historical fiction, how do you convey a sense of period to your […]

DELECTABLE, DEVILISH, DREAMY, DRAT…with Laurie Schnebly Campbell

One of my favorite instructors – as well as one of my favorite people! – is Laurie Schnebly Campbell. I learn something new and amazing in each of her classes AND in each of her […]

Your Voice Is Your Passport: Deconstructing the Mysterious Thing Called Voice with Kat Cantrell

Author Kat Cantrell talks about voice and how it adds authenticity to your characters and dialogue.   Welcome back, Kat! Voice is one of those elusive elements of good fiction that everyone agrees is critical […]

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