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Like a Virgin: My First Time at Nationals by Heatherly Bell

Heatherly Bell returns to tell us about her very first RWA Nationals conference. Welcome back, Heatherly!  Now that I have your attention, yes, I was a conference virgin this past July at RWA Nationals conference […]

Creating Characters Readers Will Love with Rachael Thomas

Creating a character goes beyond their physical description. Readers need to know the reason behind your characters’ actions and motivations. Rachael Thomas tells you why. Welcome back, Rachael! To create a story your reader will […]

You Want to Upgrade Your Writing Skills? Use These 10 Online Tools by Julie Petersen

Whether you’re banging out pages on a manuscript, penning a letter to a friend (yes, there are those of us who still do), or working on a resumé or college application letter, your ability to […]

Romance Your Seven Senses by Eliza Redgold

Eliza Redgold shares tips on how the seven senses allows us to create a more authentic character. Welcome to RU, Eliza!   Romance Your Seven Senses In this post, discover how to romance your seven […]

Weekly Lecture Schedule – July 20th to July 24th

Slip N’ Slides, Slurpees, and sunscreen. We hope you’re enjoying your summer! Here’s this week’s lecture line-up. Monday, July 20th – Romance Your Seven Senses by Eliza Redgold Wednesday, July 22nd – Before You Climax […]

Jacqui Jacoby presents: Heroines Can Save Themselves

Please welcome self-defense guru and author Jacqui Jacoby who shares her insight on creating tough and savvy heroines.  Great to have you with us, Jacqui! SAFEKEEPING I was sixteen when I was introduced to “self-defense” […]

Weekly Lecture Schedule – July 6th to July 10th

Hope everyone had a Happy 4th! Here’s this week’s line-up… Monday, July 6th – You Can Leave Your Pants On by KC Falls Wednesday, July 8th – Heroines Can Save Themselves by Jacqui Jacoby  Friday, […]

Weekly Lecture Schedule, Monday, June 29 – Friday, July 3, 2015

We’re starting the fireworks early, with exciting guests and a couple of giveaways to add some sparkle to your week.   Monday, June 29 – Narrative Summary vs. Immediate Scene by Carolyn Haines The building blocks […]

Part 2: Tips for Writing Fight Scenes – Improvised Weapons by K.M. Fawcett

K.M. Fawcett returns with another post on writing fight scenes using items that aren’t weapons. If you missed K.M.’s first post, just click on this link.  Great to have you with us again, K.M.!  Thank […]

It’s All About Your Characters with Robin Gianna

Happy Monday, RU crew! Today, Robin Gianna discusses the importance of GMC in character development. One lucky commenter will win a copy of Robin’s latest book and a tote bag.  Great to have you back, Robin!  […]

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