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Stop…Too Much Detail with Helen Henderson

Helen Henderson joins us today to talk about details. How much is too much or too little? Read on… By way of introduction of myself to RU, in my various misspent lives I’ve been a […]

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 […]

Five Ways Point of View Can Make You a Better Writer by Janice Hardy

Think you know POV? Janice Hardy shows us how POV can take your writing to a new level. Welcome back, Janice! Whenever a new writer asks me to share advice, “learn how to use POV” […]

Sonali Dev: Why Backstory is the Spine of Your Story And How to Use it to Make Your Story Stand Tall

Backstory. The word strikes terror into the hearts of writers learning their trade, but backstory doesn’t always wear a black hat. Longtime RU follower and soon-to-be-published author SONALI DEV shares some insights on backstory that […]

Weekly Lecture Schedule for Monday, June 16 – Friday, June 20, 2014

If your yacht’s in the shop and your private beach has been invaded by conga-dancing nudists, make the most of your unexpected free time by joining us at Romance University!   Monday, June 16 – Why […]

Make backstory work for you by Kandy Shepherd

To new writers, backstory is the Big Bad Wolf everyone is warned to avoid at all costs. There’s a little more to it than that, as multi-published author KANDY SHEPHERD explains. When writing romance, we’re […]

Five Things to Consider During Revisions with Loucinda McGary

Please welcome author Loucinda McGary back to the RU campus! Like it or not, revisions are a fact of life. Today, Loucinda gives us a few pointers to keep in mind during the revision process.  And…as an added bonus, […]

Converting Backstory into Character with Theresa Stevens, Editor

Theresa Stevens joins RU once again (yay!) to lead us through the process of character development. Fire up your printers RU writers, this one is a keeper! I recently led a friend of mine through […]

Ask an Editor: Backstory and Pacing

Adrienne, Tracey and I are delighted to welcome Theresa Stevens, Managing Editor at Red Sage, back to Romance University as a regular columnist. Each month, Theresa will choose a question submitted by one of our […]

Got Backstory? What Do You Do With It?

Please join me in welcoming Theresa Stevens, Managing Editor at Red Sage Publishing, to RU! Theresa has generously agreed to pop in a few times during the day to answer some of your questions. You’ve […]

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