Editing/Revision

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Hit the Ground Running! (Grabbing an Editor’s/Reader’s Attention With The First Line)

Help me welcome author Sedonia Guillone who is a published author in LBGT and erotic romance. Today she’s going to tell us how to take our first line from boring to BODACIOUS! One of the […]

Jo Robertson on Revision with Diction and Syntax

Author Jo Robertson visits the RU campus today with an excellent post on the importance of sentence structure and word choices.  Welcome back to RU, Jo!  One of the greatest tools in the author’s arsenal […]

Can I Have 15 Minutes of Your Time? Donna Cummings

Help me welcome Donna Cummings from All About the Writing. Today she’s going to help us raise our productivity level and lower our procrastination level! “Wow, how am I expected to handle that? It’s huge.” […]

Size Matters – Tips for Enlarging Your Manuscript by Kris Bock

You’ve typed ‘The End’ but your story falls short of the required word count. Now what? Author Kris Bock shares her insight and offers tips on how to expand the length of your story.  Welcome […]

Ten Lessons I Learned Writing a Real-Life Romance by Patience Bloom

I met Harlequin editor Patience Bloom via Twitter – and immediately asked her to post with us on RU! Now Patience has written her own book and wants to share with us what she’s learned […]

Category Romance: Tips for Writing a Great First Chapter with Tessa Shapcott

Freelance editor Tessa Shapcott joins us at RU to talk about your first chapter when writing Category Romance. There’s a lot to do in that first chapter! Let’s get cracking! Why is it so important […]

Character Motivation Part Two—Discerning Motivation, Actions, Goals with Heather Webb

Your characters need layers right? Right – otherwise they’re just cardboard cutout characters, and who wants that? Heather Webb shows us how to make our characters better, stronger, faster. =) For Part One, we talked […]

There’s No Business Like Show Business with Audra North

I know that when I write, my scenes play out in my head like a movie. I always thought it was just my little quirk but Audra North shares with us today a perfect way […]

An Educational 12 Months with Escape Publishing Managing Editor Kate Cuthbert

Today’s guest is Kate Cuthbert, Managing Editor for Escape Publishing. Kate talks about Escape’s first year, what she’s learned, and how her education can help aspiring authors. Welcome to RU, Kate! Writing anniversary blogs for Escape […]

Bringing Home the Buckle: a Rodeo Queen’s NaNo Success Story with T.J. Kline

Are you embracing the insanity of NaNoWriMo this month? In keeping with the spirit of NaNo, I’m excited to welcome debut author and NaNo veteran T.J. Kline. After T.J. crossed the finish line in NaNo 2012, she […]

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