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Getting Venus Inside Mars’ Head: Writing Convincing Male Characters with LynDee Walker

I’m pleased to welcome back one of my favorite cozy mystery authors, LynDee Walker. Today, LynDee shares her insight on why it’s important to develop believable male characters.  Hola, LynDee! Understanding men. It’s a question as […]

When Sleuths Plan Weddings – Reader Roundup with Amy Alessio

Say hey to Amy Alessio as she brings us When Sleuths Plan Weddings – I love these books! Long running series with romantic interests have to keep the spark alive. Some opt for new relationships […]

Excerpt: Hijack in Abstract by Larissa Reinhart

There are many places you don’t want to be at zero dark thirty, but I’ve got a personal top three. One is the ER. Second is a police station. The third is your ex-boyfriend’s bedroom. […]

Series Writing: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly with Larissa Reinhart

We welcome back Larissa Reinhart to the RU campus. Larissa gives us pointers on writing a series and shares great tips on organizing character names and traits, and all of those tiny but important details […]

Lord Save Me From Critique Groups with Duffy Brown

Participating in a critique group has its pros and cons. Author Duffy Brown gives us her candid take on crit groups and the benefits of brainstorming sessions.  Wonderful to have you back, Duffy! Critique group […]

Discovering What’s Behind Door #3 with Diane Vallere

Today’s Visiting Professor, author Diane Vallere, takes the podium to talk about pounding through those tough scenes that bring you to a standstill. Welcome, Diane! You’re chugging along on your WIP. You’ve got main characters, secondary characters, […]

How to Create Characters That Leap Off the Page with Terri L. Austin

I’m excited to welcome my friend Terri Austin to RU. Terri is the author of the Rose Strickland Mystery series published by Henery Press. Today, she’ll give us tips on creating characters that make a reader […]

Weekly Lecture Schedule: April 1 – April 5, 2013

We’re kicking off the first week of April with more great lectures. Bring your leftover Easter candy and join us.    Mon, 4/1 – Making Your Characters Leap Off the Page with author Terri L. Austin Wed, […]

Long Journey to a Small Press with Debut Author Susan Boyer

The road to publication is well-traveled, rife with potholes and detours, and yet the journey is different for every author.  Today, I’m happy to introduce debut author, Susan Boyer. Susan talks about her publishing journey and reveals why she chose a […]

Love and the Crime Fiction Sleuth with C. Hope Clark

The lovely (don’t you love her smile?) and talented Hope Clark is with us today to offer a sleuthy spin to romance. As a straight contemporary author who only dabbles in the mystery genre, I’m […]

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