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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 […]

It’s All in the Voice (Part 2) by Heather Webb

We’re excited to welcome back HEATHER WEBB with part two of her fabulous series on voice. If you missed Part One, be sure to check it out here. In Part 1, we talked about author […]

Five Things to Remember – by Theresa Stevens

Editor Theresa Stevens takes the podium for the last time as our Ask An Editor columnist. Theresa has been integral to RU’s success, and we are extremely grateful for her contribution.  Theresa, we will miss you! This […]

Theresa Stevens on Habits and Processes

November is synonymous to Thanksgiving, major food coma, and for us writers,  NaNoWriMo, the mothership of the fast draft. Whether you’re a Nano veteran or newbie, you’ve got your own method of madness to get those words on […]

Editor Theresa Stevens of Ask an Editor on Making Your Heroine Likable!

Have you made your heroine likeable? Or is she a whiner? Read this post by editor Theresa Stevens – one of the most likeable editors I know! =) Washington D.C. 1999 Before I’ve read a […]

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