Setting

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Power-up World Building through Point of View with Anna Steffl

I’m happy to welcome Anna Steffl to the RU campus. Anna shares her tips on enhancing setting, description, and character development through POV. One randomly chosen commenter will receive an e-book copy of Anna’s Solace […]

Writing Epic Love Stories with K.M. Weiland

If you haven’t discovered the talent and savvy of K.M. Weiland – you are in for a treat today! Writing Epic Love Stories Of all the story types, the love story is perhaps the most evergreen. After […]

Setting—It’s More Than The Name of a City with Kat Cantrell

A big thank-you today for Kat Cantrell who’s filling in for Handsome Hansel on super short notice. Her post below on setting is a definite keeper! One of the greatest inventions of the last ten […]

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 […]

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