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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 […]

Tips for Writing a Continuity with Robin Covington

Hey y’all! Normally I stick behind-the-scenes here at RU, making sure to provide you with informative content. But today, with the release of PLAYING WITH THE DRUMMER, I wanted to share with you my tips […]

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

Help me welcome Ruth Kaufman who has done a very unique thing with her soon-to-be-published book. Read on and find out what she’s done! The research required to write a believable historical in any period […]

Braiding Your Story with Laurie Schnebly Campbell

Grab yourself a cup of coffee and snuggle up next to your computer/smartphone/laptop and read this excellent article by my favorite VP – Laurie Schnebly Campbell. What makes a story braided? At first glance that […]

Writing Epic Love Stories with K.M. Weiland

If you haven’t discovered the talent and savvy of K.M. Weiland – you are in for a treat today! Writing Epic Love Stories Of all the story types, the love story is perhaps the most evergreen. After […]

Chasing a Character to Find the Plot by Adite Banerjie

Author Adite Banerjie joins us today to share her process on writing a character driven story.  Welcome back, Adite!  I have often been accused of writing stories that are plot-driven. And I plead guilty as […]

Does Your Series Tell a “Bigger Story”? by Susan Spann

Help me welcome author Susan Spann. Today Susan is going to tell us about the “Bigger Story” – writing the arc that spans a series of stories. Enjoy! Harry Potter. Jack Reacher. Laura Ingalls. From […]

JUST DESSERT: why a whole book can’t be a happy ending with Damon Suede

We read romance because we want the happy ending – we want the hero and heroine to end up together. But you can’t rush it, you can’t make the path too easy with shortcuts on craft. Damon […]

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