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Staking Acclaim: the Hidden Punch of Pull Quotes by Damon Suede

If Nora Roberts endorsed your romance novel, you’d be ecstatic.  But did you know there’s a craft to writing a fabulous pull quote? Damon Suede is here to tell us how… In our business, endorsements […]

Here I am again =)

Welcome back, my friend. Handsome Hansel joins us again at RU to tell us how he’s becoming a writer. Again. Like a bad penny, here I am again. 😉 Gawd, have I missed you all. […]

Imperfect Words: The Unfathomable Power of Placeholders by Damon Suede

Welcome Damon Suede with his latest and greatest post – placeholders! Do you use them? Despise them? Damon’s here to tell us why they’re GREAT! Sing O Muse of the Glory of Placeholders! Praise be […]

#AwkwardNotAwkward: Why I Couldn’t Wait to Write a Gay Sex Scene with my Gay Son by Ed Gaffney and Jason T. Gaffney

TweetIt’s always fun when the Brockmann-Gaffney family comes to visit! Ed and Suzanne, Jason and Melanie have created a literary and performing arts dynasty. Together and individually, they have brought us books, plays and movies. […]

LEAP HERE: on the Power of Improv for all Creative Professionals by Damon Suede

TweetDamon Suede, who visits RU with another spectacular post, shows how the concept of improv can improve your writing skills as well. I come to fiction from theatre. In some ways that gives me all […]

Writing Marine Heroes – Get the few, the proud, the Marine, just right – with Patrick Haggerty

If you’ve ever wanted to write a military romance – and who hasn’t! – then ask Pat Haggerty any questions on how to make your Marine hero realistic. Fire away! Writing Marine Heroes Just at […]

Handsome Hansel presents: Sex Is Not Romantic…Or So I’ve Been Told

Greetings, RU Crew! Your characters have exchanged longing looks across the room, held hands and possibly, shared a few kisses. And now, they’ve arrived at a major turning point in the story. I call it the love scene. Others […]

Dark Matters: Cultivating Creative Cruelty in Romance Fiction by Damon Suede

Morning, RU Crew! Today, I’m uber-happy to republish a wonderful post by our Visiting Professor,  Damon Suede. He is a joy to work with as a guest, and he really looks into the heart and […]

How to Choreograph Direct Action Scenes by Adam Firestone

Weapons expert and literary consultant Adam Firestone became a regular RU columnist shortly after presenting an all-day writers’ workshop hosted by the Ohio Valley RWA chapter.  In this interview, flashing back to 2012, we asked Adam about a […]

Pat Haggerty: Leveraging Dropbox for Writing Synchronization and Backup

Put on your thinking hats RU readers and writers – today’s guest Pat Haggerty is going to tell us all about Dropbox – if you don’t have it, you’re going to want it by the […]

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