Historical Romance

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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 […]

Finding an Agent with Diana Cosby

When I sent out the call for visiting professors, I jumped at the chance to have the amazing Diana Cosby here with us.  She agreed to tell us all her secrets about choosing the right agent […]

Multi-Author Collaborations with Eliza Knight & Stephanie Dray

We have double the talent and double the smarts here with us today to give us the skinny on producing a multi-author collaboration.  Welcome to Eliza and Stephanie! Producing Multi-Author Collaborations Boxed sets, continuities, anthologies! […]

Dialogue in Historical Fiction with Nicola Cornick

An eighteenth century hero wouldn’t say everything’s groovy nor would a modern day heroine likely be described as missish. So if you’re writing historical fiction, how do you convey a sense of period to your […]

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 […]

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 […]

Death of a Series? Nah. by Tracey Devlyn

You’re in the midst of writing your series when your publishing contract ends. It’s not the end of the world, and RU co-founder Tracey Devlyn explains why.   Welcome back, Tracey!   Hello, RU! So fun to […]

Avon Romance Editor Lucia Macro’s Wish List for Historical Romances

I’m very excited to welcome back Avon Romance editor LUCIA MACRO. Lucia will be out of her office for a few days — she will come back to respond to questions on Monday (or possibly […]

Making the Transition from Digital to Print with Author Sophie Barnes

We’re happy to welcome Author Sophie Barnes to the RU campus. Sophie talks about her progression from digital to print publishing and her path to publication.   Great to have you here, Sophie!  Back in […]

Building Sexual Tension with Vonda Sinclair

After the second glance and before the first kiss, something magical happens between the hero and heroine. But how do you achieve that electrifying snap, crackle, and pop?  Today’s Visiting Professor, Vonda Sinclair, explains the […]

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