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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.” […]

Indie Publishing And The Book-of-My-Heart by Leigh Duncan

Leigh Duncan‘s legions of fans are familiar with her Harlequin romances, but may not be as familiar with her recent venture into indie publishing. Leigh’s last post with RU resonated with so many people, we […]

Imperfect Words: The Unfathomable Power of Placeholders by Damon Suede

Welcome Damon Suede with his latest and greatest post – placeholders! Do you use them? Despise them? Damon’s here to tell us why they’re GREAT! Sing O Muse of the Glory of Placeholders! Praise be […]

Revisions . . . Or Do I Have to Listen to That Darn Copy Editor? Nan Reinhardt

Oh boy, how many of you have ever thought YOU were right and your copyeditor wrong? Nan Reinhardt is here to tell us why that just might not be so… You’ve sent your editor what […]

Improving Your Writing With AutoCrit by Pat Haggerty

TweetEvery time I think Pat Haggerty can’t out-do his last post on RU, he comes up with another amazing article. Ever heard of AutoCrit? Check out what this software can do for you and your […]

Avoiding Author Intrusion with Sherry Lewis

TweetYou’ve probably heard the term ‘author intrusion’ before, but it’s not specific to one element of your writing. Author Sherry Lewis discusses the different forms of author intrusion and how to avoid them. Welcome to […]

Converting Backstory into Character with Theresa Stevens, Editor

Due to an unexpected glitch, we’re re-running a post by our favorite editor Theresa Stevens! Theresa Stevens joins RU once again (yay!) to lead us through the process of character development. Fire up your printers […]

Now a Word from the Copy Editor . . . Nan Reinhardt

TweetCopyeditor Nan Reinhardt gives us a new word of the day – and a reason to hope we never get to use it when writing our books! Anachronism—it’s a great word, isn’t it? I love […]

When the Book Fights Back by Deborah Blake

I first discovered Deborah Blake‘s Baba Yaga books when a friend of mine recommended them to me. I read the first one, and then the next, and then the next. The stories seemed to flow […]

JANE ERRS – AND SO DO I by Becke Martin Davis

I’ve been on a writing sabbatical since I moved to Chicago and became a full time babysitter for my grandkids. When my own kids were little I managed to keep up with a freelance non-fiction […]

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