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Before You Climax by Chris Eboch

When it comes to writing, there are no shortcuts. Chris Eboch returns to talk about setting up the most critical part of your story.  Welcome back, Chris!  Since I’m writing for Romance University, I couldn’t […]

Jacqui Jacoby presents: Heroines Can Save Themselves

Please welcome self-defense guru and author Jacqui Jacoby who shares her insight on creating tough and savvy heroines.  Great to have you with us, Jacqui! SAFEKEEPING I was sixteen when I was introduced to “self-defense” […]

You Can Leave Your Pants On by KC Falls

I met KC Falls online a couple years ago. She’s got a great sense of humor, she’s a brilliant writer and she’s a good friend. She’s also not afraid to put hard work into writing […]

Narrative Summary vs. Immediate Scene by Carolyn Haines

I met Carolyn Haines through her Sarah Booth Delaney Mississippi Delta mystery series, but I’m also a fan of her darker stories and short fiction. Good writing is good writing, no matter what the genre. […]

Part 2: Tips for Writing Fight Scenes – Improvised Weapons by K.M. Fawcett

K.M. Fawcett returns with another post on writing fight scenes using items that aren’t weapons. If you missed K.M.’s first post, just click on this link.  Great to have you with us again, K.M.!  Thank […]

Portraying the Unportrayable: Inspiring ways to show love and tenderness in fiction by Alex Limberg

Good morning, RU Crew! Please welcome first-time guest Alex Limberg.  Wonderful to have you with us, Alex.   Rain was pouring down on the pavement in heavy showers. “Wait, wait,” he suddenly shouted from behind, running […]

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 […]

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