Craft of Writing

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What have you got to lose? by Kari Lynn Dell

Welcome first timer Kari Lynn Dell with a fabulous post! Go on, read it! What have you got to lose? =) This question single-handedly turned around my writing career. It has become the first thing […]

The Top Three Ways to Save Your Series and Your Sanity via Excel Spreadsheets – by Nicole Locke

Tweet Happy Friday, RU Crew. Please welcome author Nicole Locke! I’m writing a historical romance series. Doing so is like weaving a tapestry with no idea what the final picture is. Why? Because it is […]

READ A LITTLE, READ A LOT by Laurie Schnebly Campbell

TweetWe are very excited to welcome back the awesome LAURIE SCHNEBLY CAMPBELL!   You want readers to devour every word you create, right? Whether it’s a 400-page saga or a 4-page short story, you want […]

Pacing Can Make or Break Your Story with Maggie Toussaint

TweetHappy Friday! We’re running an old post on pacing by author Maggie Toussaint.   If you’ve written a book, you have more than a passing familiarity with editing. However, many authors focus their editing on big […]

Conflict: Avoid the easy route – by Julie Sturgeon

TweetPlease welcome first-time Visiting Professor Julie Sturgeon. I always applaud authors who get the fact that a romance story in particular needs an internal conflict— a personal clash, a personality disagreement, opposite goals— to fuel […]

Cooking up the Culinary Mystery by Linda Wiken aka Erika Chase

TweetPlease welcome LINDA WIKEN, who also writes as ERIKA CHASE, to her first guest spot at Romance University! As regular followers of RU will know, our goal is to provide helpful information to writers – […]

Ever Wondered How Writing a Manuscript is Like Raising a Puppy? by Debbie Burns

Awww…who doesn’t love puppies? Debbie Burns has a surprising link between puppies and romance writing – read on! It might not seem like writing a romance novel has much in common with raising a puppy. […]

How to be Hooky with Rosalind James

Welcome back to Rosalind James with her latest blog on Hookiness. What is it, how to get it and how to make sure your readers love it! Hookiness. It’s what a good book is all […]

HOW TO WRITE AN EFFECTIVE HOOK with Trident Media Group Literary Agent Mark Gottlieb

Tweet Please welcome literary agent Mark Gottlieb from Trident Media Group.  I offer up this article on hook writing, also known as the elevator pitch, to lend the reader a feel for comfortable writing and […]

Write What You Want to Know by Vicki Delany

TweetMessage from Becke: I met Vicki Delany, who also writes as Eva Gates, at the fabulous MALICE DOMESTIC mystery conference a few years ago. There was a big gap in my knowledge of Canadian authors, […]

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