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Weekly Lecture Schedule April 21-25

Happy Easter! After that fluffy bunny hops down the bunny trail – hippity hoppity – and the eggs are all found and the Easter dinner served, you’ll have plenty of time to review the lectures […]

A.O. Peart on The Ultimate Bad Boy – Why Do Readers Want More?

He’s a duke with a reputation as a whore-monger and cad, or a heartless businessman with a murky past and rumored mob ties, or maybe he’s the guy from the other side of the tracks, […]

Burning Up the Pages…and the Sheets – An easy guide to combining short story structure with super-hot sex by Rie Warren

Lately, I’ve noticed that our posts on writing love scenes and sexual tension are among our top trending columns. With that in mind, I’m excited to welcome Rie Warren to the RU campus. Using a three-act […]

Are Your Stakes High Enough? with Janice Hardy

Today, we welcome back author and blogger Janice Hardy, who explains why raising the stakes in your story ultimately rewards your reader. Great to have you with us again, Janice!  Stakes are a critical part of […]

Literary Archaeology – The Craft of Historical Research with Hazel Gaynor

Writing historical fiction means merging two stories into one. The factual, what actually happened, and the story you want to tell the reader. Today’s guest, Hazel Gaynor, wrote a novel inspired by true events of the Titanic’s […]

Weekly Lecture Schedule April 14-18

Spring planting is just starting here in the midwest – read some of these great articles and you’ll have seeds of new ideas sprouting in your writing brain as well! Monday, April 14 – Literary […]

Weekly Lecture Schedule April 7-11

Hopefully you’re all enjoying a bit of spring wherever you are…if not, cuddle up inside with some of these great posts at RU! Monday, April 7 – Donna Cummings can take your writing to a […]

Weekly Lecture Schedule – March 31st to April 4th

Whether you’re enjoying blue skies or snow flurries, RU is always in session. Here’s our line-up for this week.  Monday, March 31st – How to Publish Boxed Sets with Afton Locke Wednesday, April 2nd – […]

Weekly Lecture Schedule March 24th to March 28th

Here’s our line-up for this week: Monday, March 24th - Thinking Outside The Box~Marketing Ideas with  USA Today Bestseller Tonya Kappes Wednesday, March 26th - I’m Sorry Ma’am, That’s Classified:  Security Clearances and Classified Information Basics for […]

Balancing the Business Side of Writing with Kathleen Collins

Gone are the days when an author signed a contract and dealt solely with an editor and an agent. Nowadays, authors are required to promote themselves and their books…and write. Author Kathleen Collins shares her […]

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