Plot/Structure

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Before You Climax by Chris Eboch

When it comes to writing, there are no shortcuts. Chris Eboch returns to talk about setting up the most critical part of your story.  Welcome back, Chris!  Since I’m writing for Romance University, I couldn’t […]

You Can Leave Your Pants On by KC Falls

I met KC Falls online a couple years ago. She’s got a great sense of humor, she’s a brilliant writer and she’s a good friend. She’s also not afraid to put hard work into writing […]

Structure Saves The Day—Again with Adrienne Giordano

Yay!  Adrienne Giordano is back with a great post on structure – and her slight obsession with it! Good morning, RU Crew. It’s great to be back! I’ve written before about my ongoing (and uncontrollable) […]

How to Save Your Story from Slumping in the Middle by the Writer’s Relief Staff

You’ve reached the middle of your manuscript, but the story’s losing its spark. Now what? Read on because the staff at Writer’s Relief shares their bounty of plot devices for story resuscitation.   Welcome to RU, […]

Cracking the Category Code – How to Write Short and Write Often with Kat Cantrell

Welcome to one of my favorite authors (and people!) Kat Cantrell! I saw (and bought of course) Kat’s latest book in the store, and knew we had to have her back as a guest on RU. […]

Fail to Plan and You Plan to Fail by Christina Hollis

Whether you’re a plotter or a panster, every story requires structure. Christina Hollis returns to talk about the merits of the Three Act Structure.   Is your novella turning into a never-ending story? Do your […]

Ditch the Craft Books and Write by Corrina Lawson

Please welcome back Corrina Lawson! You don’t need a single craft book to learn writing. It’s entirely possible to write a compelling story without ever picking up a book that teaches the craft of writing. […]

What’s All This About Plotting? with Laurie Schnebly Campbell

Laurie Schnebly Campbell is back to give us excellent insight on plotting. Isn’t character equally important? And setting, and theme, and dialogue, and imagination, and… Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, and…probably yes to everything else. (Okay, […]

Breaking Heroines to Break Heroes with Sarah M. Anderson

Sarah M. Anderson joins us again to delve into the issue of creating realistic conflict without breaking our hero in two. Recently I was reading a romance for a contest (no, I’m not going to tell you which […]

The External Story vs. The Internal Story with Lori Wilde

Today we’re reposting a fabulous article from Lori Wilde…I met Lori when I first decided to become a romance writer – her class opened a new world to me! At this point in time, stories […]

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