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What’s in a Name by Christine Merrill

I met Christine Merrill at Jennifer Crusie’s Cherry Con in 2007. Christine read an excerpt of her historical romance, AN UNLADYLIKE OFFER. It knocked me out. I’d had the impression that historicals were stuffy and […]

Party fèves: the charms baked into the batter with Damon Suede

Do you have books that have grabbed your because of one line? A scene? The way an author depicts a setting? Those little gems are what keep you riveted in the story and keep it on your mind […]

Using Proverbs to Boost Character and Plot Development with Jean Murray

Jean Murray joins us to show that an oldie but a goodie – a proverb – can help us create books that captivate readers. The pen is mightier than the sword ~ Using proverbs to boost […]

So You Want to Publish A Boxed Set by Afton Locke

Boxed sets are all the rage right now but tons of work and thought go into actually putting one together.  Afton Locke is here to tell us how its done. So You Want to Publish a […]

Writing In a New Genre with Robin Covington

What I learned from writing in a new subgenre I normally write category length contemporary romance and I love it. The modern setting is comfortable and the issues that couples face today is full of […]

The Organized Pantser with Joya Field

I thoroughly enjoy Joya’s books and I cannot imagine that she writes by the seat of her pants - they are so well-plotted. I used to think that is was because she was magic but now I […]

Category, Single-titles and Plot Structure, Oh, my! by Adrienne Giordano

RU co-founder and multi-published author ADRIENNE GIORDANO tackles a subject sure to make pantsers break into a cold sweat – plot structure for a shorter length novel. While attending a luncheon last year I had […]

Deepening Motivation and Plot in Historical Fiction with Marci Jefferson

Welcome debut author Marci Jefferson! She’s going to give us a few hints about plotting and deepening motivation in a historical – read on! As an avid reader, I enjoy almost any historical novel. And […]

Genre Jumping . . .Is It a Good Idea or Not? with Nancy Fraser

Nancy Fraser travels through time – the 1950′s. the old West and modern day. She had a gift for finding romance in all time periods and today she tells us if she thinks it’s a good […]

Writing Anonymously – Why Did I Do It? by Nikki Gemmell

I’m pleased to welcome novelist Nikki Gemmell. In 2003, Nikki wrote her first erotic novel The Bride Stripped Bare. She explains why she chose to write the book anonymously and what transpired when her identity […]

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