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Top Five Character Pitfalls and Ways to Avoid Them by Robin Gianna

TweetI’m excited to welcome back author ROBIN GIANNA! Read on to find out about Robin’s two-book giveaway! Hi! I’m so glad to be back at Romance University! Today, I’m talking about:  Top Five Character Pitfalls […]

3 Character Tips from a Writing Craft Geek by Melinda Curtis

Help me welcome Melinda Curtis and how to create unforgettable characters. Welcome Melinda! I’m a writer, an admitted writing craft geek and something of a psychology geek (1 course short of being a psych minor). […]

Writing Captivity Scenes – by Rayne Hall

Tweet Regular Contributor Rayne Hall has covered a wide range of topics for RU. Today, she discusses the elements of writing a captivity scene in three different points of view. Many novels feature at least […]

The Devil’s in the Details – by Staci Troilo

Tweet Writing in deep POV allows the reader to get inside your character’s head. Author Staci Troilo returns with advice on avoiding common mistakes with deep POV. Hi, everyone. Thank you, Romance University, for welcoming […]

Writing the Inspirational Historical: How Much is Too Much – Ruth Kaufman

TweetToday’s post is a rerun of one that originally appeared at RU on December 17, 2014. Scroll down to see Ruth’s more recent releases. Help me welcome Ruth Kaufman who has done a very unique […]

Use the ordinary to create the extraordinary by Julie Anne Long

TweetI’m excited to welcome one of my favorite authors, JULIE ANNE LONG! I first got to “know” Julie through her historical romances. Now her contemporary romances have joined her historicals on my keeper shelves. Scroll […]

Staking Acclaim: the Hidden Punch of Pull Quotes by Damon Suede

If Nora Roberts endorsed your romance novel, you’d be ecstatic.  But did you know there’s a craft to writing a fabulous pull quote? Damon Suede is here to tell us how… In our business, endorsements […]

Creating Emotional Depth in Your Characters – by Mary Jane Morgan

Tweet Happy Friday, RU Crew! Please welcome first-time Visiting Professor author Mary Jane Morgan.  As a consumer, I am always drawn to books that are rich with emotion. Makes perfect sense right? The way I […]

Making Peace with Your Inner Critic by Natalie Charles

TweetIt’s the Ides of March, and I’m excited to welcome NATALIE CHARLES – this is her debut post for Romance University! For years, I didn’t write. Oh, I wanted to. There were lots of stories in […]

Second Chance at Love—Get it Right the First Time by Tessa Shapcott

Welcome welcome Tessa Shapcott!!  I LOVE second chance at love stories, don’t you? When everything comes together and they sail off into an HEA..sigh. =) Here’s Tessa to show us how to make that happen. […]

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