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Three Parts, One Wish by Laurie Schnebly Campbell

Yay! Laurie Schnebly Campbell is with us at Romance University! I came “THIS CLOSE” to meeting Laurie this summer, which would have completely made my day. If you’ve never taken one of Laurie’s classes, sign […]

Bump in the Night by Jacqui Jacoby

TweetWho doesn’t love a good thriller? But writing one involves more than out smarting the bad guy, and author Jacqui Jacoby tells us why.    I never set out to be a thriller writer. I […]

If You’re Reading This, You’re Probably Into Books – by Melanie Brockmann Gaffney

TweetContinuing our Brockmann/Gaffney Week (or two days, anyway), today’s guest is MELANIE BROCKMANN GAFFNEY, sister of Jason Gaffney, daughter of Ed and Suzanne. Her topic is one of my all-time favorite things: BOOKS! If you’re […]

Veronica Scott presents: Where Does Your Story Actually Begin?

TweetA story starts on page one, right? This post by author Veronica Scott will make you think about where your story really starts… Welcome back, Veronica! Where does your story actually begin? “Once upon a […]

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 […]

Upcoming Posts

  • Aug 29, 2016 Adding Stage Business to Your Story by Veronica Scott
  • Aug 31, 2016 Writing Black Moment Scenes by Rayne Hall
  • Sep 1, 2016 BE The Dude by Laura Drake
  • Oct 28, 2016 Helen Henderson presents: Are They You?

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