Historical Romance

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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 […]

Surviving the Ever-Changing Career of a Debut Author By Tracey Devlyn

One of our amazing co-founders is back today to candidly share her experience with the ups and downs as a debut author. Thanks Tracey! Surviving the Ever-Changing Career of a Debut Author By Tracey Devlyn […]

Rejections-The Lessons Within with Diana Cosby

Diana Cosby tackles one of the hardest things about this industry – rejections.  Do you curl up in a ball for a week? Burn the offending manuscript?  Go out with girlfriends and drown your sorrows […]

The (Mixed) Blessings of the Christmas Romance with Grace Burrowes

Are you ready for an early holiday treat? Grace Burrowes is here to talk about the Christmas romance. Who can resist a little love under the mistletoe? The (Mixed) Blessings of the Christmas Romance Look […]

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