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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 […]

Defusing Outlining Confusion by Miranda Nading

TweetPlease welcome author MIRANDA NADING! Her practical advice on outlining should be useful to plotters and pantsers alike. After finding myself backed into a creative corner with Canyon Echoes, and using a rudimentary version of […]

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

TweetToday’s post is a rerun of one that originally appeared at RU on December 17, 2014. Scroll down to see Ruth’s more recent releases. Help me welcome Ruth Kaufman who has done a very unique […]

Second Chance at Love—Get it Right the First Time by Tessa Shapcott

Welcome welcome Tessa Shapcott!!  I LOVE second chance at love stories, don’t you? When everything comes together and they sail off into an HEA..sigh. =) Here’s Tessa to show us how to make that happen. […]

Jane Austen as a Literary Influence by Marilyn Brant

TweetI’m excited to welcome back the fabulous MARILYN BRANT! Many thanks to Becke for inviting me to visit Romance University! It’s wonderful to be back here, especially during the Month of Love :). I first […]

The Secret Driver by Laurie Schnebly Campbell

Whom what, when, where and why. Questions you ask yourself for each book you start. Sometimes the answers are clear as a bell, other times, well you just don’t know where your characters are going […]

Jane Austen, Regency Romance, and Me by Kyra Cornelius Kramer

TweetKyra Cornelius Kramer and I have been Facebook friends for a long time. When she relocated to Wales about a year ago, I started following her adventures via an email subscription to her blog. She’s […]

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 […]

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