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Wrong Mountain… Goals We’re Given and the Prizes Nobody Wants by Damon Suede

As always, Damon Suede hits the nail on the head with goalsetting and career paths for the writer. Read on! As it often is these days, our industry is undergoing violent, seismic shifts that will […]

Parallel Structure and Parallelism by Nan Reinhardt

Read through this great post by Nan Reinhardt – it will make all the difference in your writing AND your reading from here on out! Editor Nan here and today we’re going to talk about […]

Horse Riding for City Slickers by Pat Haggerty

Why, you’re asking, is Pat Haggerty doing an article on horse riding on a romance writer’s website? Just in case one of your characters is ever on a horse, of course! =) The more you […]

Moving Target… Using Thematic MacGuffins to Focus a Story by Damon Suede

Ever heard of a MacGuffin? I hadn’t until a few years ago. Damon Suede is here to explain what one is – and how to apply the same technique to your writing! Modern readers are […]

READ A LITTLE, READ A LOT by Laurie Schnebly Campbell

TweetWe are very excited to welcome back the awesome LAURIE SCHNEBLY CAMPBELL!   You want readers to devour every word you create, right? Whether it’s a 400-page saga or a 4-page short story, you want […]

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 […]

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