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Pathways to Dystopia: Trademarks, Lawsuits and Smith & Wesson by Adam Firestone

When weapons expert ADAM FIRESTONE joins us, you can count on finding useful information for writers as well as discovering lessons in chapters of history that may have slipped your notice.  A dystopian future offers […]

The Million-Dollar Apple by Laurie Schnebly Campbell

Book blurbs. What should you include? What do you leave out? There isn’t a secret formula for writing a book blurb, but Laurie Schnebly Campbell is here to give us the skinny on factors you should […]

The Secret Lives of Polish Sten Guns: Resistance and Ingenuity in Occupied Europe by Adam Firestone

We are pleased to welcome back RU’s resident weapons expert ADAM FIRESTONE. Today’s post gives us a fascinating look at the Polish Resistance and the weapons of WWII. Firearms history, especially in a wartime context, […]

Yankees in the King’s Court: Smith & Wesson and Colt Revolvers in British Service by Adam Firestone

One of the many reasons we enjoy Adam Firestone‘s posts for RU is the way he brings history to life in unexpected ways. His encyclopedic knowledge of weapons is a wonderful resource for authors, no […]

What’s All This About Plotting? with Laurie Schnebly Campbell

Laurie Schnebly Campbell is back to give us excellent insight on plotting. Isn’t character equally important? And setting, and theme, and dialogue, and imagination, and… Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, and…probably yes to everything else. (Okay, […]

Publishing From Scrivener to Kindle with Pat Haggerty

Just when you think you know everything Scrivener can do, you find out you can also publish to Kindle with it! Amazing, right? Just ask our brilliant tech guru Pat Haggerty how it’s done. I […]

Love, HH

A funny thing happens when you write romance. Sure, you learn all about characterization, HEA’s and plot twists. But you also make friends. Dear friends. I’ve made those here at RU and around the web. […]

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 […]

It’s Chemistry, Baby! A Short Primer on Chemical Weapons for Authors by Adam Firestone

  If you thought Halloween was scary, just read what Adam Firestone has to say about chemical weapons. Here’s a primer for writers you won’t find anywhere but at Romance University! It’s Chemistry, Baby!    […]

Sara Megibow Sells Romance – NaNoWriMo Cheerleader

I’ve started noticing everyone gearing up for NaNoWriMo  so I decided to re-run a prior post by Sara Megibow on the benefits of the month long write-a-thon!  Do You NaNoWriMo? Welcome to November also known as National Novel […]

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