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Dual Timeline Novels…More Than a Flashback – by Phillipa Nefri Clark

TweetAuthor Phillipa Nefri Clark joins us today for a discussion on writing stories with dual timelines. Welcome to RU, Phillipa!  Most fiction is linear, told beginning to end, sometimes employing brief flashbacks to help things […]

No, You DON’T Have to Write Every Day – by Kimberly Dean

TweetRules are made to be broken. Well, sometimes they are.  A born pantser, I am so envious of writers who can plot their stories in advance. No matter what your own writing style is, I […]

Maddening Middles and the #NaNoWriMo Midmonth Slump by Kris Bock

TweetYou’ve reached the middle of your story and you’re out of ideas, so what’s next? RU Contributor Kris Bock offers advice on tackling the troublesome mid-point of your manuscript. If you are doing NaNoWriMo, you […]

Supplying Breadcrumbs: How to Hint at a Character’s Emotional Wound – Angela Ackerman

Another fabulous post by Angela Ackerman – every romance writer needs to know about emotional wounds for their characters! You’re going to want to bookmark this post! Emotional wounds are transformative and have the power […]

The Writer’s Black Moment by Donna Cummings

Welcome back one of my favorite peeps – Donna Cummings! As writers, we’re familiar with The Black Moment for our characters. It’s when things look the bleakest. Whatever they’ve tried to achieve up to this […]

When Being a Pantster Isn’t Enough – by Liz Fielding

TweetHappy Friday! Please welcome back author Liz Fielding. There comes a time in most romance author’s life when she’s asked to collaborate with other authors to create a series. This can take several different forms. […]

Free to Fudge the Facts by Ken Isaacson

TweetI got to know Ken Isaacson back when I was moderating the Barnes & Noble Mystery Forum at BN.com. I had the opportunity to meet him in person at Bouchercon when it came to Indianapolis […]

3 Ways to Tell if Your Conflict Is Just a Delay Tactic – by Janice Hardy

TweetHappy Friday! We’ve got another keeper post by author and blogger Janice Hardy.  Conflict is central to every story, but it’s also found in every scene—something is keeping the protagonist from achieving a goal. The […]

Hug Your Story with Bookends by Kris Bock

Tweet Please welcome new RU Contributor, Kris Bock! I’ve written guest posts for RU twice before – “Size Matters: Tips for Enlarging Your Manuscript” in March 2014, and “Before You Climax,” on the crisis point […]

Why You Should Write Your Novel From The Middle with James Scott Bell

TweetDue to a scheduling issue, we’re running and old post by James Scott Bell.  Some time ago I decided to do an in-depth study on what many writing teachers call the “midpoint.” If you do […]

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