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The External Story vs. The Internal Story with Lori Wilde

Today we’re reposting a fabulous article from Lori Wilde…I met Lori when I first decided to become a romance writer – her class opened a new world to me! At this point in time, stories […]

Essential Elements of Writing Romantic Suspense with P.A. DePaul

I love a great romantic suspense, so when P.A. said she’d come by and spill her secrets  . . . I jumped and booked her right away. Welcome P.A.!! I absolutely love Romantic Suspense, both […]

Braiding Your Story with Laurie Schnebly Campbell

Grab yourself a cup of coffee and snuggle up next to your computer/smartphone/laptop and read this excellent article by my favorite VP – Laurie Schnebly Campbell. What makes a story braided? At first glance that […]

Five Ways to Make Good Writing Great by Linda George

Welcome first -time poster Linda George! RU Writers – do you need to make your writing strong, brighter, faster? Then read this lecture and empower your writing! When a rejection letter says, “Unfortunately, the writing […]

How to Choreograph Direct Action Scenes by Adam Firestone

Weapons expert and literary consultant Adam Firestone became a regular RU columnist shortly after presenting an all-day writers’ workshop hosted by the Ohio Valley RWA chapter.  In this interview, flashing back to 2012, we asked Adam about a […]

Guns, Cars, VBGs and Night by Adam Firestone

Heeee’s baack! Every time Adam Firestone comes back with his regular posts, I wonder what topic he will discuss. He always surprises me, and his posts always address issues that have spiked my curiosity. As […]

The Organized Pantser with Joya Field

I thoroughly enjoy Joya’s books and I cannot imagine that she writes by the seat of her pants – they are so well-plotted. I used to think that is was because she was magic but now I […]

There’s No Business Like Show Business with Audra North

I know that when I write, my scenes play out in my head like a movie. I always thought it was just my little quirk but Audra North shares with us today a perfect way […]

A Matter of Timing: Positioning Your Major Plot Points Within Your Story by K.M. Weiland

Timing is everything. The familiar words might be a truism, but that doesn’t make them any less true. Today’s guest K.M. WEILAND gives us a quick refresher on the importance of timing in story structure. […]

Beating the Sloggy, Saggy, Soggy Middle with Heather Webb

RU contributor and editor Heather Webb returns with fantastic advice on tackling the muddling middle of a story.  Hello, Heather! Something horrible happens when I hit the middle of a first draft. The middle is just…the […]

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