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Pitching is the Key by Sonali Dev

I’m pleased to welcome back one of my favorite authors, longtime Romance University follower SONALI DEV. My third book just hit the shelves this week and I’m actually writing this on the plane heading to […]

Tackling the Synopsis by Rachael Thomas

TweetWhat is it about a synopsis that makes most writers panic? Author Rachael Thomas outlines the basic elements of a synopsis and shares tips on her approach.  When I began my writing journey the word […]

Voice, Pitch & Strike at the Heart by Chris Keeslar

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a publisher in possession of a publication schedule must be in want of a new author. The problem, as many struggling authors observe, is that with ever-changing world […]

Query Musts and Query Faux Pas with Heather Webb

First, we at RU would like to thank Heather Webb for her fantabulous and insightful posts for the past few years. You’re the best! And we’d like to also wish her the best of luck […]

RIGHT HOOK: Baiting Your Book to Attract its Audience with Damon Suede

Have you ever asked someone to tell you what their book is about? And then spend the next 10 minutes listening to hems and haws, mumbling and a lot of “and then THIS happens!”? Damon […]

Authors in Elevators: Writing Your Blurb with Kayelle Allen

Are you getting ready to head to the RWA conference? If so, Kayelle Allen’s post could help you present your book in the best light possible – while in the elevator! Let’s say you’re attending […]

Dealing with Rejection – How to Pick Yourself Up and Keep Writing by Rachael Thomas

We write. We rewrite. We submit and get a rejection. And then another. Harlequin Presents author, Rachael Thomas, shares her advice on how to overcome rejection and stay on track.  Welcome to RU, Rachael!  I’m really […]

Query Triumphs, Query Disasters with Laurie Schnebly Campbell

How many of you have ever written a query letter? A show of hands? Trembling hands that is…=) Query letters strike fear into the heart of any writer – but here’s the fantabulous Laurie Schnebly […]

How to Survive and Thrive in the Publishing House Slush Pile with Shelly Ellis

The slush pile can be a frustrating place to be at times, especially if you can’t seem to get out of it. Shelly Ellis gives us classic, back-to-basics advice on how to survive between submission […]

Author Kristan Higgins: Something To Talk About

I’m very excited to welcome back one of my favorite authors, KRISTAN HIGGINS! I’ve wrestled with the dreaded elevator pitch time and again, but it’s hard to condense a story into a sentence or two. […]

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