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The Things That Keep Me Up at Night, or How to Kill a Million People with a Keystroke by Adam Firestone

I’m excited to welcome back weapons expert Adam Firestone, but I have to admit, when I saw the title of Adam’s post I was nervous to read it. I figured if something keeps Adam up […]

Understanding the New Kindle Unlimited Pricing Model with Pat Haggerty

Are you a writer wondering about the joining the Kindle Unlimited Program? Well, here’s Pat Haggerty to tell us what the new pricing model means to you! So what is Kindle Unlimited? Do you listen […]

The Myth of the Ladies’ Gun by Adam Firestone

Today’s post is a replay of a 2013 post by RU’s resident weapons expert ADAM FIRESTONE. The internet has been full of accounts of parental displeasure over the proliferation of Pepto Bismol pink in girls’ […]

Don’t Let Your Characters Get PWN’D¹! Using Cyber-Attacks as a Plot Tool by Adam Firestone

We at RU refer to Adam Firestone as our weapons expert, a wide-ranging title that encompasses Adam’s knowledge of modern day weapons and weapons from centuries past. Adam’s expertise also includes the very hot topic […]

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 […]

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