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Mary Buckham presents: What is ACTIVE SETTING and Why it Should Matter to YOU!

Your story’s setting is much more than a GPS reading for your reader. Author and workshop guru extraordinaire, Mary Buckham, explains why setting plays a substantial role in enhancing a reader’s experience. Welcome, Mary!   […]

Welcome Home: How Setting Can Make Your Series Sing with Kimberly Kincaid

Kimberly Kincaid is an artist when it domes to depicting settings that act as additional characters in her books – and I’m not just saying that because I’m her critique partner. Whether it is in the Blue Ridge […]

A Cowboy, a vampire, & a detective walk into a bar …writing across genres with Rebecca Zanetti

I am envious of people who can do different things equally well and Rebecca Zanetti is one of those people. In fact, if she wasn’t so darn awesome – I’d probably hate her. She writes across several […]

The Pressure of Writing with Handsome Hansel

Handsome Hansel is back! Today, he talks about what he’s learned about writing (and himself) when faced with a deadline.  As writers we are predisposed to lie to ourselves. It begins with the illusionary fact we […]

The Beauty is in the Details, by Sherry Thomas

Due to a scheduling glitch, we’re posting one of our favorite columns written by historical author Sherry Thomas.    Some people say the devil is in the details. I say the divine is in the […]

DELECTABLE, DEVILISH, DREAMY, DRAT…with Laurie Schnebly Campbell

One of my favorite instructors – as well as one of my favorite people! – is Laurie Schnebly Campbell. I learn something new and amazing in each of her classes AND in each of her […]

Engaging the Senses with Maria McKenzie

Welcome back to Maria McKenzie! Maria joined us last fall with a fabulous post on The Art of Writing Dialogue. Today she tells us how to engage the senses. What you see is what you […]

Book Launch Day with Loucinda McGary

Today, we’re celebrating Loucinda McGary’s latest release, Dead Girl in a Green Dress! An avid traveler, the locales of her novels are a result of places she’s visited.  A trip to Mackinac Island sets the […]

James Bond Meets Nora Ephron. Or Is It The Other Way Around?

RU contributor and NYT bestselling author Ruth Harris tells us how headlines, current culture, and love after forty inspired her to write her latest book, THE CHANEL CAPER. Welcome back, Ruth!  For a long time I’ve […]

Putting the Heat in the Kitchen: The Scoop on Foodie Romance with Kimberly Kincaid

Kimberly Kincaid is my critique partner and I have to admit that prior to beginning our journey together, I was clueless about foodie romance. yeah, my characters eat – but food and the love of […]

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