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Romance Writers of America National Conference by Pat Haggerty

Every year, Romance Writers of America puts on an annual conference. More than 2000 writers, publishers, agents, editors, and other industry professionals descend on some unsuspecting city for days of workshops, editor/agent appointments, awards, etc. […]

Saving Grace… on Xenia, Hospitality Laws, and the Cats that Need Saving by Damon Suede

What happens when your characters are too likable? Is there such a thing? You bet, and Damon Suede is here to tell us how to make our characters fascinating and interesting. Much better than just […]

Can’t We All Just Agree to Agree? Part 1 by Nan Reinhardt

Editor Nan is up to bat again–this time with subject-verb agreement. Next time, she’ll tackle pronouns and antecedents–fun! Agreement is always a good thing, right? Well, pretty much, but most especially when it comes to […]

Inspiration by Handsome Hansel

As a writer, inspiration can hit you at almost anytime, anywhere. Handsome Hansel shares his latest inspiring moment. Inspirations to write can come from the most unlikely places sometimes. I was sans car for a […]

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 […]

Backing Your Writing up to the Cloud by Patrick Haggerty

I’m a fanatic backer-upper…I’ve lost too much stuff over the years to not be a rat packer about data.  Pat Haggerty tells us the best ways to back up out most important documents. Backing Your […]

The Secret Driver by Laurie Schnebly Campbell

Whom what, when, where and why. Questions you ask yourself for each book you start. Sometimes the answers are clear as a bell, other times, well you just don’t know where your characters are going […]

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. […]

First Glance… On Meeting Characters and Making Impressions by Damon Suede

Even flying cross country in wild turbulence, Damon Suede puts together another fabulous post. =0) Learn how to get your audience to fall head over heels for your characters. Romance audiences show up looking for […]

Scrivener for Ipad by Pat Haggerty

Scrivener for iPad You don’t want me to get started on the desktop version of Scrivener; we’d be here all day. Suffice it to say, Scrivener is the King of editors for long or short […]

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