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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 […]

Nix The Naysayers by Handsome Hansel

Putting your words out there in the cold, cruel world is never easy. Today Handsome Hansel of  Dance of Romance is back with his regular column, tackling the depressing but highly relevant topic of Naysayers. As writers […]

Masquerade Magic – Reader Roundup with Amy Alessio

The fun of Halloween arrives this month, giving us all a chance to be someone else. Romance novels capture this excitement with stories of masquerade balls and other hidden identity adventures. Tiffany Clare explores two […]

Someday My Prince Will Come – Reader Roundup by Amy Alessio

Or not, but at least the stories are fun. Enjoy these fantasies about Princes as heroes or fairy tale themed romances. Harry is still single, right ladies? Park your glass slippers at the door and […]

Silencers, don’t. By Adam Firestone

All I know about silencers I learned from action movies, primarily those featuring Agent 007. That’s all I knew before I met ADAM FIRESTONE, that is. Most of what I “knew” about silencers was wrong, […]

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