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Literary Archaeology – The Craft of Historical Research with Hazel Gaynor

Writing historical fiction means merging two stories into one. The factual, what actually happened, and the story you want to tell the reader. Today’s guest, Hazel Gaynor, wrote a novel inspired by true events of the Titanic’s […]

Party fèves: the charms baked into the batter with Damon Suede

Do you have books that have grabbed your because of one line? A scene? The way an author depicts a setting? Those little gems are what keep you riveted in the story and keep it on your mind […]

Adam Firestone: I’m Sorry Ma’am, That’s Classified: Security Clearances and Classified Information Basics for Writers

Instead of his usual instructional posts on weaponry, today ADAM FIRESTONE lifts up the curtain on the shadowy world of secrets and classified information. If you’ve read this column with any regularity, you’re probably aware […]

Writing In a New Genre with Robin Covington

What I learned from writing in a new subgenre I normally write category length contemporary romance and I love it. The modern setting is comfortable and the issues that couples face today is full of […]

Shaken, Not Stirred: The British Military Martini, or a Saga of Victorian Steel by Adam Firestone

Whatever period you’re writing about, ADAM FIRESTONE is sure to have all the details you need about the weapons used in that time and place. Today, Adam takes us back to the reign of Queen […]

Weapons Expert Adam Firestone on The Reality of 3-D Printed Firearms

Special thanks to RU’s resident expert ADAM FIRESTONE for addressing the topic of 3-D printed firearms. I’ve been curious about these ever since I first heard about them. My imagination went wild, coming up with […]

CARE PACKAGE: watching Romancing the Stone with a mindful eye with Damon Suede

Those of you who follow me on Facebook know that I recently adopted the world’s cutest Pembroke Welsh Corgi. You will also know that I lost the coin toss on naming her – the kids prevailed […]

The Myth of the Ladies’ Gun by Adam Firestone

RU’s resident weapons expert ADAM FIRESTONE winds up 2013 with a timely topic. The internet has been full of accounts of parental displeasure over the proliferation of Pepto Bismol pink in girls’ toys, girls’ clothes […]

The Pressure of Writing with Handsome Hansel

Handsome Hansel is back! Today, he talks about what he’s learned about writing (and himself) when faced with a deadline.  As writers we are predisposed to lie to ourselves. It begins with the illusionary fact we […]

Getting Inside the Mind and Culture of Medical, Science and Tech Characters with Candice Hughes

I have no expertise in the area of Medical, Science or anything like that. (There is a reason that I’m the lawyer and my sister is the doctor) So, I was thrilled to see Candice’s […]

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