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4 Methods for Creating Character Names by Ryan Lanz

For the past few months, I’ve been following author Ryan Lanz on Twitter. I especially enjoy his blog, A Writer’s Path, which covers a wide range of writing-related topics. Ryan has generously allowed me to […]

Fieldwork That Fortifies Your Novel by Lauren Monroe

Getting your facts right adds authenticity to your story.  Author Lauren Monroe shares tips on research and tells us why accuracy matters.  Welcome to RU, Lauren!   Writers work with ever-present anxieties: Stray punctuation. Pressing deadlines. […]

The Myth of the Ladies’ Gun by Adam Firestone

Today’s post is a replay of a 2013 post by RU’s resident weapons expert ADAM FIRESTONE. The internet has been full of accounts of parental displeasure over the proliferation of Pepto Bismol pink in girls’ […]

Research, Research, Research with Ella Quinn

Love it or hate it, research is a given for most writers. Historical author Ella Quinn tells us why those little details matter.  Welcome to RU, Ella!  Unless you’re writing about the town you’ve lived […]

Don’t Let Your Characters Get PWN’D¹! Using Cyber-Attacks as a Plot Tool by Adam Firestone

We at RU refer to Adam Firestone as our weapons expert, a wide-ranging title that encompasses Adam’s knowledge of modern day weapons and weapons from centuries past. Adam’s expertise also includes the very hot topic […]

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 […]

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