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Romancing the Author – Reader Roundup with Amy Alessio

While the Romance Writers of America conference is going on in San Antonio, I thought it might be fun to look at some romantic stories about writers. Get the movie Romancing the Stone for more […]

STUXNET: ANATOMY OF A CYBER WEAPON by Adam Firestone

RU’s resident weapons expert ADAM FIRESTONE returns with a post that will make you wary of flash drives, computer worms and cyber attacks. Stuxnet is widely described as the first cyber weapon.  In fact, Stuxnet […]

Sizzling Heat for Summer – Reader Roundup with Amy Alessio

We haven’t had too many scorching days yet in Chicagoland where I am. Is it hot where you are? Heat it up a little more with these sizzling titles. Many readers are familiar with Jill […]

Free Your Writing with Handsome Hansel

Welcome back Handsome Hansel from the Dance of Romance! Today it’s all about letting go – letting your novel into the hands of others who may not love it as much as you do! There […]

It’s So Hard! A Pep Talk with Christine Pride

Welcome back to one of my favorite editors, Christine Pride. Today Christine is going to encourage us to write, and KEEP writing! Writing is hard. So very hard. There’s just no way around it. In […]

Happy 4th of July! Military Heroes – Reader Roundup with Amy Alessio

Many of you are enjoying hot temperatures as we head into the summer holiday, and here are some hot romance stories to keep the sizzle going. Military characters in romance stories can feature ex soldiers, […]

How to Choreograph Direct Action Scenes by Adam Firestone

Weapons expert and literary consultant Adam Firestone became a regular RU columnist shortly after presenting an all-day writers’ workshop hosted by the Ohio Valley RWA chapter.  In this interview, flashing back to 2012, we asked Adam about a […]

If You Like to Mind Travel with Outlander, Try These! Amy Alessio, Reader Roundup

With the premiere of the Outlander series coming to the US early August, I decided to find other time traveling Highlander themed titles. Gabaldon’s series is unique, but you may enjoy these also!     […]

Handsome Hansel – Motivate Motivate Motivate

Help me welcome back Handsome Hansel of Dance of Romance. Today HH is talking about motivation in writing – how easy it is to lose, and how to get it back! No one ever said […]

Reader Roundup – Beach Romances for the Sand and Beyond with Amy Alessio

Is the weather finally feeling like summer in your area? If not, these romances will put you in a beach mood.           Terry McMillan’s How Stella Got Her Groove Back On […]

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