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How Not to Be Funny in Fiction by Harrison Demchick

TweetI’m excited to welcome back HARRISON DEMCHICK. The title of his post is self-explanatory–and, yes, you read it correctly. As the saying goes, dying is easy. Comedy is hard. The same applies to explaining it. […]

The Winner of Leigh Duncan’s Giveaway is…

Congratulations to KESSIE, the winner of Leigh Duncan’s giveaway. As Leigh noted: One winner will be chosen at random from the comments to receive an autographed, print copy of The Growing Season (US shipping address only, please). […]

Not for the Faint of Heart: Making the Switch from Traditional to Indie Author by Leigh Duncan

RU followers are probably familiar with Leigh Duncan and her books with Harlequin American Romance. A visit to her website will give you a clue that there are changes afoot. Today, Leigh fills us in […]

#AwkwardNotAwkward: Why I Couldn’t Wait to Write a Gay Sex Scene with my Gay Son by Ed Gaffney and Jason T. Gaffney

TweetIt’s always fun when the Brockmann-Gaffney family comes to visit! Ed and Suzanne, Jason and Melanie have created a literary and performing arts dynasty. Together and individually, they have brought us books, plays and movies. […]

Finding the Strength to Persevere by Natalie J. Damschroder

TweetIt’s easy to imagine that life for multi-published authors is one big party – if only that were the case. Writing isn’t just about climbing Mt. Everest. Sometimes it can be like climbing a whole […]

Practice Makes…Something by Becke Martin Davis

Tweet“Wait,” you’re probably thinking. “Practice doesn’t make something, practice makes perfect.” Well, in theory, maybe. In my experience, practice certainly makes something. Perfect? Not so much. I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately, partly […]

Voice, Pitch & Strike at the Heart by Chris Keeslar

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a publisher in possession of a publication schedule must be in want of a new author. The problem, as many struggling authors observe, is that with ever-changing world […]

The winner of Betty Hechtman’s Giveaway is…

GIVEAWAY! One lucky commenter will receive paperback copies of Betty’s books, GONE WITH THE WOOL and SEAMS LIKE MURDER. Please note that this contest is restricted to residents of the Continental U.S. The winner of […]

How to Write a Mystery Yarn By Betty Hechtman

Cozy mysteries are in a class by themselves. They feature murders, but not usually gruesome ones, and sometimes a bit of romance, but they aren’t dark and steamy like romantic suspense novels. The titles are […]

Week of June 6-10 RU Contest Winners

We had three prize drawings last week. On Monday, JOANNA CAMPBELL SLAN announced a digital giveaway of her new book, ALL WASHED UP. Her automatic prize winner generator came up with JANICE H. On Wednesday, […]

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