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How To Market Without Losing Your Mind by Jessica Lemmon

Have you ever met someone – say, a struggling writer – and you just know, before reading a single word of their writing, that they’re going to succeed? I had that premonition when I met […]

The Top 55 Apps for Writers in 2016 by Angela Han

TweetPlease welcome Angela Han from Expert Editor Blog. Angela’s assembled a list of useful apps for writers and agreed to share it with us. Writing doesn’t have to be super complicated. But thanks to the […]

Bean Counting for Authors by Christina Mercer

TweetIt’s tax time, so today’s post especially timely. Please welcome first-time Visiting Professor Christina Mercer. An author and CPA, Christina gives us the skinny on managing the business side of your writing career. Authoring books […]

The Art of Conflict by Rachael Thomas

TweetHappy Monday! Rachael Thomas explains why conflict plays a crucial role in a story.  Every story needs conflict, but what exactly is conflict and why does it matter in romance? Conflict is an incompatibility between […]

Five Google Search Tips for Authors by Virginia Kelly

Help me welcome first time poster Virginia Kelly! Virginia is not only an author – but she’s also a librarian! I know! Dream job, right? =) I’m a librarian and author. There’s a cute little […]

5 Easy Tips for Dealing with Email by Kayelle Allen

Are you getting buried under your email? Start the New Year off with the organizational skills of author Kayelle Allen! I get hundreds of emails each week, but my inbox is never out of control, […]

Jan Marshall presents: Cover Design and Writing – Are the Rules the Same?

We’re talking about book covers today with our guest, cover designer and writer, Jan Marshall.  Welcome to RU, Jan!  I always recommend that if you want a great cover for your book you should hire […]

Your Book is a Start-Up, so Steal Ideas from Start-Ups by Nadia Cornier

Please welcome NADIA CORNIER – it’s her debut visit to Romance University, as she celebrates the relaunch of Firebrand Literary.  I didn’t come up with the analogy of comparing your book to a start-up, but […]

Effective Techniques for Generating Writing Ideas by Janice Kersh

Whether you’re a New York Times Best Selling Author or a struggling not-yet-publisher writer, sometimes you just hit a wall and can’t think of a single thing to write. Today, Janice Kersh offers suggestions to […]

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 […]

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