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Writing Emotionally Charged Books and Scenes – by Heatherly Bell

Tweet Heatherly Bell has two releases this month and still found the time to write a post for us. Welcome back, Heatherly! Thank you for having me here again today. It’s a pleasure to return […]

Tips to Battle Procrastination From an ADHD Writer – by Amalie Berlin

Happy Friday and thanks for joining us today. Please welcome Visiting Professor Amalie Berlin. First, a couple disclaimers: I’m not a doctor. I don’t know all there is to know about ADHD. What works for […]

Are You a Researcher or a Storyteller? Finding the Balance in Historical Fiction – by KA Servian

TweetPlease welcome author KA Servian. Research is an essential part of writing. Fiction or non-fiction, contemporary or historical, at some stage in the process every writer needs to refer to books and/or the internet to […]

USING CARS & CLOTHES TO WRITE CHARACTER DESCRIPTION by Sandra Tilley

Tweet“Show, don’t tell” are words imprinted on every struggling writer’s brain, but it’s not always clear how to do that. When I first read Sandra Tilley‘s debut post for Romance University, the first character that […]

How to Add Depth to Your Protagonist by Angela Ackerman

One of our favorite people Angela Ackerman joins us today to talk about your protagonist! Read up! I love it when a story idea grips me. Often, it starts with one small thing…a sound, or […]

Get Off the Churn Train! Writing Books that Stick by Rosalind James

Fabulous article today for all writers by the fabulous Rosalind James! Note: what follows is NOT an assertion that good books can’t be written fast. It’s about finding YOUR personal sweet spot where you do […]

Horse Riding for City Slickers by Pat Haggerty

Why, you’re asking, is Pat Haggerty doing an article on horse riding on a romance writer’s website? Just in case one of your characters is ever on a horse, of course! =) The more you […]

3 Ways to Tell if Your Conflict Is Just a Delay Tactic – by Janice Hardy

TweetHappy Friday! We’ve got another keeper post by author and blogger Janice Hardy.  Conflict is central to every story, but it’s also found in every scene—something is keeping the protagonist from achieving a goal. The […]

Writing as a Southerner by Keri Ford

TweetWelcome to “Wayback Wednesday.” The author originally scheduled to visit has a bad case of the flu. She’ll join us when she’s feeling better, but in the meantime we’re posting a repeat of Keri Ford‘s […]

Hug Your Story with Bookends by Kris Bock

Tweet Please welcome new RU Contributor, Kris Bock! I’ve written guest posts for RU twice before – “Size Matters: Tips for Enlarging Your Manuscript” in March 2014, and “Before You Climax,” on the crisis point […]

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