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Dual Timeline Novels…More Than a Flashback – by Phillipa Nefri Clark

TweetAuthor Phillipa Nefri Clark joins us today for a discussion on writing stories with dual timelines. Welcome to RU, Phillipa!  Most fiction is linear, told beginning to end, sometimes employing brief flashbacks to help things […]

Weaving Magic: The Five Threads of Dynamic Narrative by Cate Hogan

TweetIf ever a writer had a good excuse to miss a deadline, it’s Cate Hogan. In this case, the deadline was for a guest blog rather than a book, and I was both pleasantly surprised […]

Writing Captivity Scenes – by Rayne Hall

Tweet Regular Contributor Rayne Hall has covered a wide range of topics for RU. Today, she discusses the elements of writing a captivity scene in three different points of view. Many novels feature at least […]

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 […]

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