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What’s in a Name? by Becke Martin Davis

TweetWhat’s in a name? I’m probably the wrong person to tackle this subject. After all, I did name my first cat Anastasia Shana Elisabeth, only to realize later than she was a he. My daughter […]

Travel as Inspiration for Writing by Pat Haggerty

OMG! Who travels more than Pat Haggerty? Absolutely no one I know. And here’s why YOU should travel too! In my day job, I work as a computer consultant and trainer, and I travel around […]

When Being a Pantster Isn’t Enough – by Liz Fielding

TweetHappy Friday! Please welcome back author Liz Fielding. There comes a time in most romance author’s life when she’s asked to collaborate with other authors to create a series. This can take several different forms. […]

Free to Fudge the Facts by Ken Isaacson

TweetI got to know Ken Isaacson back when I was moderating the Barnes & Noble Mystery Forum at BN.com. I had the opportunity to meet him in person at Bouchercon when it came to Indianapolis […]

Are You a Researcher or a Storyteller? Finding the Balance in Historical Fiction – by KA Servian

TweetPlease welcome author KA Servian. Research is an essential part of writing. Fiction or non-fiction, contemporary or historical, at some stage in the process every writer needs to refer to books and/or the internet to […]

Writing WWII Historical Fiction – by Alix Rickloff

Tweet Author Alix Rickloff discusses how her interest in WWII inspired her to write THE WAY TO LONDON. Welcome to RU, Alix!  My interest in WW2 began back in college with a late night viewing […]

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 […]

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