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Readers’ Choice: On the Power of Set Pieces and Whammos by Damon Suede

TweetIn another not-to-be-missed post, Damon Suede teaches us about “set pieces and whammos” and how they can make or break your story. A set piece can refer to anything from an action-packed chase to a particularly sexy seduction or […]

Avoiding Author Intrusion with Sherry Lewis

TweetYou’ve probably heard the term ‘author intrusion’ before, but it’s not specific to one element of your writing. Author Sherry Lewis discusses the different forms of author intrusion and how to avoid them. Welcome to […]

CAPITOL DANGER: A COLLABORATION by Suzanne Ferrell

TweetMerriam Webster defines “anthology” as “a published collection of writings (such as poems or short stories) by different authors.” But within that definition, there is room for variations on form and format. Suzanne Ferrell describes […]

Writing Scary Scenes by Rayne Hall

TweetPenning scary scenes shouldn’t be daunting, not with these fabulous tips from RU Contributor Rayne Hall.  How much do you want to frighten your readers in your novel’s scariest scene? Consider what your readers expect. […]

This Crowded Life – and Why That’s a Pain in the Neck by Anna Campbell

TweetAnna Campbell is back with another keeper post, a primer on setting the stage for a crowd scene.  Hello Romance University girls! Thanks for having me here as your guest again. Today, I want to […]

Writing Integrated Love Scenes, by Ask An Editor Theresa Stevens

TweetGood morning! Today, we’re sharing a post from our archives written by one of RU’s first regular contributors, editor Theresa Stevens.  Physical intimacy is an important part of romance. In fact, you might say that […]

Writing Climax Scenes by Rayne Hall

TweetRU Contributor Rayne Hall returns to discuss elements you should consider when penning your climax scene. The main character has just overcome the trials of the Black Moment and the plot races to its conclusion. Now […]

Romance: Finding your Own Happy Ending by Tessa Shapcott

Welcome back to Tessa Shapcott! Today Tessa’s going to tell us how to get the great HEA ….one of my favorite parts of a romance novel. Read onward! Happy endings and romance—they go together like […]

S.T.A.N.D. and DELIVER by Cynthia Tennent

Welcome to author Cynthia Tennent who’s here to tell us how to make your book even better with S.T.A.N.D and DELIVER! My Kindle is littered with the carcasses of dead samples. At one time or […]

Get Physical with your Work in Progress (and Not Mental) by Summerita Rhayne

Joining us today is Summerita Rhayne telling us to stay physical with our WIP..just do it! =) The story that you write is usually something that means a lot to you. You put in your […]

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