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The Triangle of Romantic Suspense by Allison Brennan

TweetIt’s been awhile since ALLISON BRENNAN has joined us at Romance University, and we are excited to welcome her back! This month, I’ve been giving a class to the Kiss of Death chapter of Romance […]

Jane Austen, Regency Romance, and Me by Kyra Cornelius Kramer

TweetKyra Cornelius Kramer and I have been Facebook friends for a long time. When she relocated to Wales about a year ago, I started following her adventures via an email subscription to her blog. She’s […]

Donna MacMeans – Creating Characters for the Keeper Shelf

Tweet Good morning and Happy 2017! The RU staff is still on hiatus, but we thought Donna MacMean’s post from 2012 would be a perfect topic to start off the New Year.  Have you ever noticed […]

DEAD ON! Ten Secrets to Writing “Killer” Romantic Suspense by Brenda Novak

I’m excited to welcome back New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Brenda Novak! If you’ve only read Brenda’s romances, you’re missing out on some thrills and chills. I love mystery as much as romance, […]

Easy? I wish… by Virginia Heath

TweetThinking about writing category romance? Well, you’re in the right place because author Virginia Heath joins us today to talk about her experience on writing category romance for Harlequin Historical. I write what is termed […]

How Not to Be Funny in Fiction by Harrison Demchick

TweetI’m excited to welcome back HARRISON DEMCHICK. The title of his post is self-explanatory–and, yes, you read it correctly. As the saying goes, dying is easy. Comedy is hard. The same applies to explaining it. […]

Bump in the Night by Jacqui Jacoby

TweetWho doesn’t love a good thriller? But writing one involves more than out smarting the bad guy, and author Jacqui Jacoby tells us why.    I never set out to be a thriller writer. I […]

So You Want to Write a Military Romance by Heatherly Bell

TweetWhy are military romances so popular? Author Heatherly Bell joins us today with a discussion on writing military heroes and the various research methods employed by military romance authors. Great to have you back, Heather!  […]

How to Write a Mystery Yarn By Betty Hechtman

Cozy mysteries are in a class by themselves. They feature murders, but not usually gruesome ones, and sometimes a bit of romance, but they aren’t dark and steamy like romantic suspense novels. The titles are […]

Sports Romance Is More Than The Score By Elizabeth Harmon

While I’m not a fan of sports, I do love me some sports romance! Elizabeth Harmon is here to tell us a bit more on how to make your sports romance more authentic. It had […]

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