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Embracing Change by Maggie Bolitho

A few months ago, Maggie Bolitho traveled over 12,000 miles throughout Australia. During the trip, she met with her publisher and worked on edits for her latest book. Today, Maggie shares her advice on getting […]

Cracking the WIP with Donna Cummings

I have to say when I read Donna’s title for her post, I didn’t “get it”. Cracking the WIP. Awesome idea, I thought. It wasn’t until I wrote it in the title bar that I […]

Editing: A Matter of Butt in the Chair by Jeffrey Marks

When I met Jeffrey Marks at a book signing in Cincinnati, Ohio many years ago, I knew I’d found a kindred spirit. Right up with romance and romantic suspense, my other favorite genre is mystery […]

Do’s and Don’ts for Introducing Your Protagonist with Anne R. Allen

Due to a scheduling mishap, we’re sharing an old post by one of our favorite Visiting Professors, author and blogger Anne R. Allen.  Introducing your main character to your reader may be the single trickiest […]

Are You Waving The Novice Writer Flag? by Rayne Hall

Rayne Hall returns with advice on how to avoid the tell tale signs of a newbie writer. Happy to have you back, Rayne!   Editors can tell if a writer is a novice or a […]

Stop…Too Much Detail with Helen Henderson

Helen Henderson joins us today to talk about details. How much is too much or too little? Read on… By way of introduction of myself to RU, in my various misspent lives I’ve been a […]

They’re Only Words by Vanessa Knight

Welcome back to Vanessa Knight! She posted with us last April with a fabulous post – Nerds Unite – Plotting is Awesome! They’re only words. Yeah right. As I sit here staring at a blank […]

Tighten Your Writing Style by Rayne Hall

Rayne Hall shows us how to mince words and add pop to your prose.  Welcome to RU, Rayne! Here are five tricks to slim down your words, tone up your style, and reveal the muscle […]

How To Beta Your Book by Bronwen Evans

Beta readers play an important role in a story’s success, but how do you find one who will give you constructive feedback? Author Bronwen Evans walks us through her process of selecting beta readers. (You’ll want to […]

Letting Go with Hazel Gaynor

You’ve finished your book and yet you can’t resist another round of editing. Maybe your book is ready for submission, but you’re not. USA Today and NY Times bestselling author Hazel Gaynor addresses the fears […]

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