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Writing Indoor Scenes by Rayne Hall

TweetGood morning! RU Contributor Rayne Hall is back with her first post of 2017. Does the action of your novel sometimes play out indoors? Here are some suggestions to enhance those scenes. Give the reader […]

Writing Creepy Scenes by Rayne Hall

TweetPlease welcome back author and monthly RU contributor Rayne Hall. Do you want to write a ghost story? Are you working on a thriller, an urban fantasy, a paranormal romance or a horror novel? Then […]

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. […]

Settings and the Romantic Novel by Ella Carey

TweetPlease welcome first-time Visiting Professor, author Ella Carey.  My novels are all love letters to their settings. Settings, like characters, often find writers, rather than the other way around. Something needs to resonate between me […]

The Celtic Allure by Kate George

I’ve been drooling over Kate George‘s posts about her upcoming trip to Scotland and Ireland, which got me thinking about all the books I love that were set in those regions. This is Kate’s debut […]

Writing Outdoor Scenes by Rayne Hall

TweetRU Contributor Rayne Hall returns with a post on things you should consider when writing outdoor scenes.  If your scene takes place outdoors, the location can enrich the plot. The characters may appear or feel […]

Writing Night Scenes with Rayne Hall

TweetRayne Hall is back with a topic I’ve never considered – writing night scenes. What makes these scenes different? Read on. Welcome Rayne! Do you want a scene in your novel to be especially intense, […]

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, […]

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