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Jane Austen as a Literary Influence by Marilyn Brant

TweetI’m excited to welcome back the fabulous MARILYN BRANT! Many thanks to Becke for inviting me to visit Romance University! It’s wonderful to be back here, especially during the Month of Love :). I first […]

Emotional Depth – Putting the Spark in Your Story by Rachael Thomas

Tweet Good morning! Please welcome back Harlequin author Rachael Thomas. During my journey to publication I was told my work lacked spark. At the time it baffled me. What was this magical spark and how […]

Donna MacMeans – Creating Characters for the Keeper Shelf

Tweet Good morning and Happy 2017! The RU staff is still on hiatus, but we thought Donna MacMean’s post from 2012 would be a perfect topic to start off the New Year.  Have you ever noticed […]

Maximize the Benefits of Your Multi-author Writing Cooperative by Jan O’Hara

TweetI am so excited to welcome the fabulous JAN O’HARA (of Writer Unboxed fame) with her second* RU post. I read Jan’s debut novel, OPPOSITE OF FROZEN, about a week ago and I loved it. […]

Writing Creepy Scenes by Rayne Hall

TweetPlease welcome back author and monthly RU contributor Rayne Hall. Do you want to write a ghost story? Are you working on a thriller, an urban fantasy, a paranormal romance or a horror novel? Then […]

Meet my Characters – All of Them at Once by Veronica Scott

TweetAuthor Veronica Scott returns with a post on the meet and greet that happens in the first chapter. When you walk into a large party or business meeting with dozens of people in attendance you […]

Writing Battle Scenes by Rayne Hall

She’s back! Rayne Hall returns with a battle plan for tackling battle scenes. When the plot calls for a battle – for example, in a historical romance novel – many writers are at a loss […]

BE The Dude by Laura Drake

TweetThe characters you’ve created have distinct personalities and their actions and emotions should be true to their character. Author Laura Drake’s post, with excellent examples, illustrates this point.  I have Margie Lawson to thank (yet […]

Writing Black Moment Scenes by Rayne Hall

TweetRU Contributor Rayne Hall returns with a primer on writing the crucial black moment.  Most novels have a ‘Black Moment’ when all seems lost before the main character resolves to try again and rallies all […]

Adding Stage Business to Your Story by Veronica Scott

TweetPlease welcome back author Veronica Scott. Today, Veronica talks about the difference between creating dialog for your characters and giving them direction. The players in your stories have dialog, they have action, but have you […]

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  • Mar 27, 2017 Use the ordinary to create the extraordinary by Julie Anne Long
  • Apr 5, 2017 The Devil's in the Details - by Staci Troilo
  • Apr 7, 2017 Writing Captivity Scenes - by Rayne Hall

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