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Converting Backstory into Character with Theresa Stevens, Editor

Due to an unexpected glitch, we’re re-running a post by our favorite editor Theresa Stevens! Theresa Stevens joins RU once again (yay!) to lead us through the process of character development. Fire up your printers […]

Good Presentation—Can it Really Influence How your Novel is Received and Perceived? By Tessa Shapcott

For everyone who has self-published out there, you’ve asked yourself whether you need a professional to copy edit your work. Tessa Shapcott is here to tell you her side of why you should! In my […]

Dealing with Rejection by Tessa Shapcott

Welcome back to regular contributor Tessa Shapcott. Today we’re going to learn how to deal with rejection – if you’re a writer, you know it’s something you’re going to have to face one day! You’ve […]

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 […]

Deadline Diva: the Pain and the Pleasure by Tessa Shapcott

Welcome Tessa Shapcott (who met her deadline for the RU post with NO problem). Today we’re going to take a strong look at deadlines, love ’em or hate ’em, all writers work with them. Deadlines.  […]

Editor Heather Webb – Making Characters Unforgettable a.k.a. Character Arc

If I ask you who your favorite character is in a book or movie, who pops into your head? And why? Heather Webb tells us about character arcs and making YOUR characters as unforgettable as […]

Category Romance: Tips for Writing a Great First Chapter with Tessa Shapcott

Freelance editor Tessa Shapcott joins us at RU to talk about your first chapter when writing Category Romance. There’s a lot to do in that first chapter! Let’s get cracking! Why is it so important […]

Character Motivation Part Two—Discerning Motivation, Actions, Goals with Heather Webb

Your characters need layers right? Right – otherwise they’re just cardboard cutout characters, and who wants that? Heather Webb shows us how to make our characters better, stronger, faster. =) For Part One, we talked […]

Fifty Shades of Sweet with Heartwarming Editor Victoria Curran

Give a huge welcome to Senior Editor of Heartwarming Romance – Victoria Curran. She’ll be popping in and out to answer your questions about Harlequin’s new line today only – so don’t delay! Fifty Shades of […]

From Traditional to Self-Publishing: One Editor’s Journey By Tessa Shapcott

Please give a big welcome to RU’s latest contributor, editor Tessa Shapcott! Tessa shares her insight on self-publishing, from editing and book design to packing and promotion.   Great to have you here, Tessa!  When I […]

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