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Part 2: Ten Steps to a Great Book Cover — What I’ve learned from the Experts at Sourcebooks and Smashwords by Kate Allure

We welcome back Kate Allure for the second part of her post on creating an eye-catching book cover. If you missed her first post, you can read it here.  I know firsthand that book covers […]

Cracking the Category Code – How to Write Short and Write Often with Kat Cantrell

Welcome to one of my favorite authors (and people!) Kat Cantrell! I saw (and bought of course) Kat’s latest book in the store, and knew we had to have her back as a guest on RU. […]

Part 1: Ten Steps to a Great Book Cover – What I’ve learned from the experts at Sourcebooks and Smashwords by Kate Allure

Book covers. The good. The bad. And the ugly. Whether you’re designing your own or hiring an artist, your book cover is the first thing a potential reader sees. Kate Allure shares useful tips and […]

Facebook Has a New Girlfriend with Avery Flynn

Avery Flynn is a very media savvy author and she returns to highlight a new option for you to promote your books.  Have you noticed the increase in sponsored videos on Facebook? No? Just wait. They are coming […]

Breaking Heroines to Break Heroes with Sarah M. Anderson

Sarah M. Anderson joins us again to delve into the issue of creating realistic conflict without breaking our hero in two. Recently I was reading a romance for a contest (no, I’m not going to tell you which […]

Letting Go with Hazel Gaynor

You’ve finished your book and yet you can’t resist another round of editing. Maybe your book is ready for submission, but you’re not. USA Today and NY Times bestselling author Hazel Gaynor addresses the fears […]

Rie Warren presents: Sometimes a Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl

The term alpha male is ubiquitous in the romance genre. We’ve read about alphas and their six-pack abs and thousand mile stares, but these traits are just window dressing without in-depth character development. Today, Rie Warren […]

Writing in Someone Else’s World with Robin Covington

You might have heard all the buzz about the KindleWorlds last year. There was great discussion amongst the author community about what amounts to a fan fiction portal sponsored through Amazon for “worlds” licensed by […]

Tips for Writing a Continuity with Robin Covington

Hey y’all! Normally I stick behind-the-scenes here at RU, making sure to provide you with informative content. But today, with the release of PLAYING WITH THE DRUMMER, I wanted to share with you my tips […]

Writing the Inspirational Historical: How Much is Too Much – Ruth Kaufman

Help me welcome Ruth Kaufman who has done a very unique thing with her soon-to-be-published book. Read on and find out what she’s done! The research required to write a believable historical in any period […]

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