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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 […]

The Scene Stealers – And Why Every Writer Needs (at least) One by Ruth Harris

Regular RU contributor, Ruth Harris, talks about creating memorable (but not necessarily likeable) characters and how they can pull you out of the weeds and add dimension to your story. Welcome back, Ruth! Scene stealers […]

How to Create Characters That Leap Off the Page with Terri L. Austin

I’m excited to welcome my friend Terri Austin to RU. Terri is the author of the Rose Strickland Mystery series published by Henery Press. Today, she’ll give us tips on creating characters that make a reader […]

Weekly Lecture Schedule: April 1 – April 5, 2013

We’re kicking off the first week of April with more great lectures. Bring your leftover Easter candy and join us.    Mon, 4/1 – Making Your Characters Leap Off the Page with author Terri L. Austin Wed, […]

Author LynDee Walker Talks Dialogue

Wooden dialogue, the kind that has you reaching for a chain saw, wreaks havoc on pacing and paints your characters in the worst possible light. So what’s the secret to writing dialogue that adds dimension to a character […]

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

Help me welcome Maria McKenzie to Romance University! Today, Maria gives us wonderful tips on writing dialogue. Think of your plot as a blank linen canvas stretched  over a stiff wooden frame, and your dialogue […]

It’s Only Funny Until Someone Loses an Eye – Darynda Jones

Today’s definitely a fan-girl moment for me here – Darynda Jones is at Romance University! If you haven’t read Darynda, run – don’t walk! – RUN to your nearest book store! She writes funny, fast […]

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