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Writing the Small Town Romance with Katie Lane

Pat Haggerty’s scheduled post will appear at a later date due to a scheduling conflict. Instead, today we are running a past post from Katie Lane. Oh hey, have I got a great new author […]

Georgia Hill presents: Live It! Write It!

Choosing a location for your story is part of the writing process. Today, author Georgia Hill shares her technique on selecting a setting and shows us why locale is more than just a postal code.  […]

Somewhere Over the Rainbow…Setting in Fiction by Robena Grant

I met Robena Grant at Jennifer Crusie’s Cherry Forum, when I first ventured into the thrilling but terrifying world of fiction writing. Please welcome Robena – this is her debut visit to Romance University – please note, […]

Jane Austen’s South Asian Sisters with Zeenat Mahal

Help me welcome Zeenat Mahal, a romance author from Pakistan who wants to broaden your reading horizons. =) I grew up in Pakistan, far, far away from Pemberley, dreaming of Mr. Darcy. For those who know […]

Writing Mystery with JoAnne Myers

Thank you JoAnne for stopping by to get us started writing a mystery. Writing Mystery-by JoAnne Myers Before writing a word, take some time to jot down key story points. As you’re writing, the story will […]

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 […]

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