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Cooking up the Culinary Mystery by Linda Wiken aka Erika Chase

TweetPlease welcome LINDA WIKEN, who also writes as ERIKA CHASE, to her first guest spot at Romance University! As regular followers of RU will know, our goal is to provide helpful information to writers – […]

Write What You Want to Know by Vicki Delany

TweetMessage from Becke: I met Vicki Delany, who also writes as Eva Gates, at the fabulous MALICE DOMESTIC mystery conference a few years ago. There was a big gap in my knowledge of Canadian authors, […]

How to Develop Any Idea into a Great Story – by Susan Saurel

TweetA big RU welcome to first-time Visiting Professor Susan Saurel! Ideas are funny things. Sometimes you have so many that you could never hope to follow up with them. At other times, you’re so stuck […]

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 […]

On Lover’s Lips by Staci Troilo

TweetWriting is hard, and writing a kissing scene is even harder because as romance writers and readers, we know it’s a pivotal point in the story.  First time Visiting Professor Staci Troilo joins us today to […]

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 […]

Coming Unstuck by Becke Martin Davis

  RU’s Becke Martin Davis discusses sticking points today. The Oxford online dictionary’s informal definition of “coming unstuck” is to become separated or to fail completely. Sounds like a bad thing, right? Maybe not. When […]

An Interview with Author Hazel Gaynor

TweetI’m a history nerd and a huge fan of Hazel Gaynor’s novels, which are set in the early twentieth century. Hazel was kind enough to grant me an interview about her latest book, The Girl From The […]

Out, Out, Damned Writer By Joanna Campbell Slan

Unlike groceries, that nearly always have sell-by dates, books have long shelf-lives. Authors, on the other hand, may occasionally feel themselves and their writing go a little stale. Today author Joanna Campbell Slan shares some tips on […]

Creative Research by Veronica Scott

TweetVeronica Scott, award-winning author and SciFi Encounters columnist for USA Today’s Happily Ever After blog, discusses her various research methods and explains why info-mining and plotting go hand-in-hand.  Even when the world you’re writing about […]

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