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How to Cope with Anxiety and Overwhelm using Fractals by Nina Harrington

Betcha thought we’d lost our marbles. Fractals? Romance writing? Carrie, you’ve gone over the deep end! Hang on, before you send me to the rubber room read Nina Harrington‘s post first! Imagine that you are […]

Writing Indoor Scenes by Rayne Hall

TweetGood morning! RU Contributor Rayne Hall is back with her first post of 2017. Does the action of your novel sometimes play out indoors? Here are some suggestions to enhance those scenes. Give the reader […]

Emotional Depth – Putting the Spark in Your Story by Rachael Thomas

Tweet Good morning! Please welcome back Harlequin author Rachael Thomas. During my journey to publication I was told my work lacked spark. At the time it baffled me. What was this magical spark and how […]

Getting on the Roller Coaster by Jeanne Adams

TweetI’m excited to welcome back author JEANNE ADAMS – check out her redesigned website here. Jeanne also blogs with the fabulous Romance Bandits! See below for details of Jeanne’s GIVEAWAY. The killer opening line. The […]

Why Are Series Romances So Popular and What Makes for a Great Series? by Renee Vincent

TweetAuthor Renee Vincent is one of the hardest-working people I know. In addition to taking care of her kids and horses, she is always hard at work on her next book or her next series. […]

In the Beginning by Becke Martin Davis

TweetIn the course of a would-be writer’s career – and I count myself in that category – we quickly learn our strengths and weaknesses. I learned that I suck at beginnings. I write and rewrite […]

Jo Robertson on Revision with Diction and Syntax

It’s the last day of the RU hiatus. Carrie, Becke, and I are clearing out the complimentary toiletries in our hotel rooms at the Connaught, while Adrienne, Kelsey, and Tracey are eyeing the last petit four […]

Donna MacMeans – Creating Characters for the Keeper Shelf

Tweet Good morning and Happy 2017! The RU staff is still on hiatus, but we thought Donna MacMean’s post from 2012 would be a perfect topic to start off the New Year.  Have you ever noticed […]

Five Things to Consider During Revisions with Loucinda McGary

As writers, writing means rewriting. Today’s post from the RU archives, written by author Loucinda McGary, addresses points to ponder when you’re revising your story.  In the past six years, I’ve judged a lot of […]

Storyboarding – Not Just for Plotting Anymore with Joan Swan

TweetIn the spirit of Throwback Thursday, here’s a post from 2012 on storyboarding by author Joan Swan. Typically, storyboards are used in conjunction with plotting, but never fear pansters, that’s not what I’ll be talking […]

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