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Cutting For Pace by Kate Walker

Please excuse us – Pat Haggerty’s originally scheduled topic will be posted here later in the week. Instead, we’re bringing back a popular post by author KATE WALKER from 2011. We’re happy to see it […]

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 […]

That Throwaway First Book with Ally Broadfield

Oh man . . . most of us have that first book that sits on our computer or under our bed that will never see the light of day. Right?  The key to success is learning […]

How To Write With Authority with Michelle McLean

Michelle McLean has lived many places and brings a wonderful feeling of being rooted in time and place with all her books. Her voice is strong and clear and today she joins us to talk […]

A Matter of Timing: Positioning Your Major Plot Points Within Your Story by K.M. Weiland

Timing is everything. The familiar words might be a truism, but that doesn’t make them any less true. Today’s guest K.M. WEILAND gives us a quick refresher on the importance of timing in story structure. […]

All in the Details with Adrienne Giordano

Today, we welcome back RU co-founder and multi-published author, Adrienne Giordano. Good morning, RU Crew. It’s wonderful to be back with my RU peeps! Not long ago, while working on a scene for my upcoming […]

The Need for Speed with Elisabeth Staab

I don’t exactly remember how Elisabeth and I became friends but she’s one of the constant friends in my writing life. A fellow Washington Romance Writer, we might write different sub-genres but we can both […]

Engines and Cabooses with Mary Jo and Dave Thome

We’re new guys here at Romance University. We met met in journalism school and have been talking about writing ever since, so it’s possible we’ve had an actual conversation like this one: MJ: Remember when […]

How to Choreograph Direct Action Scenes

Weapons expert and literary consultant Adam Firestone recently gave a workshop hosted by the Ohio Valley RWA chapter. I picked Adam’s brain about a topic that interested many writers at the workshop. Romance University: At […]

Keep ‘Em Hooked by Laura Griffin

RU Crew – help me welcome back author Laura Griffin as she gives us a great lesson today on How to Keep ‘Em Hooked! You’ve heard a lot about opening hooks–how to grab your reader […]

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