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Your Ancestors as Fiction by Jennifer Bort Yacovissi

Romance University is going in a slightly different direction today, taking a road we hope will interest you. Much as I love romance, it’s not ALL I read. And for many of you, romance isn’t […]

K.M. Fawcett presents: Tips for Writing Fight Scenes

Every good story has conflict and sometimes the conflict gets physical. K.M. Fawcett shares her tips on penning realistic fight scenes. Welcome to RU, K.M!  Thank you Romance University for inviting me to the blog today! […]

Writing What You Know…And What You Don’t Know…Yet – by Wendy S. Marcus

As writers, we know nothing comes easy. And that applies to research, too. Long-time RU supporter Wendy S.Marcus shares tips on expanding the boundaries of what you know and researching the unknown. One randomly chosen […]

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 […]

Silencers, don’t. By Adam Firestone

All I know about silencers I learned from action movies, primarily those featuring Agent 007. That’s all I knew before I met ADAM FIRESTONE, that is. Most of what I “knew” about silencers was wrong, […]

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 […]

STUXNET: ANATOMY OF A CYBER WEAPON by Adam Firestone

RU’s resident weapons expert ADAM FIRESTONE returns with a post that will make you wary of flash drives, computer worms and cyber attacks. Stuxnet is widely described as the first cyber weapon.  In fact, Stuxnet […]

How to Choreograph Direct Action Scenes by Adam Firestone

Weapons expert and literary consultant Adam Firestone became a regular RU columnist shortly after presenting an all-day writers’ workshop hosted by the Ohio Valley RWA chapter.  In this interview, flashing back to 2012, we asked Adam about a […]

High-Stylin’ Research with Avery Flynn

Avery Flynn discusses the way she used research to bring authenticity and depth to her books. Welcome Avery! High-Stylin’ Research If I could have just one fashion wish, it would be to have every pair of Crocs […]

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