conflict

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Dialogue in Historical Fiction with Nicola Cornick

An eighteenth century hero wouldn’t say everything’s groovy nor would a modern day heroine likely be described as missish. So if you’re writing historical fiction, how do you convey a sense of period to your […]

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 […]

Loucinda McGary presents: The Basic Ingredients – The 4 elements you need in addition to the HEA to write good romance.

Jane Austen’s Persuasion and Helen Fielding’s Bridget Jones’ Diary are two romances set in different time periods with heroines who are polar opposites. But like all romances, they share the same basic components. Author Loucinda […]

7 Ways to Create Conflict in Your Novel by Janice Hardy

How do you engage the reader and keep the pages turning? Conflict. We welcome back author and blogger Janice Hardy who shares her tips on creating the most important element of a story.  Great to […]

What Makes a Book Great with Susan Meier

I finally got to meet Susan Meier at RWA Nationals this year and not only did I get to have lunch with her but I also didn’t fangirl all over her (just barely).  With 52 wonderful books […]

Beating the Sloggy, Saggy, Soggy Middle with Heather Webb

RU contributor and editor Heather Webb returns with fantastic advice on tackling the muddling middle of a story.  Hello, Heather! Something horrible happens when I hit the middle of a first draft. The middle is just…the […]

5 Writing Tips From Da Vinci’s Demons with Joanna Penn

I am tickled pink to welcome Joanna Penn from The Creative Penn. I’ve subscribed to her blog for years – she has brilliant tips and articles for writers. Five years ago, I got rid of […]

When Arguments Are a Good Thing: Conflict in Dialogue by K.M. Weiland

We at RU met K.M. Weiland when our blogs were picked as Write to Done’s Top Writer’s Blogs. K.M. hosts her own ab fab blog at Wordplay – a must read for writers! When Arguments […]

Add Verbs: Creating Characters that Pop Off the Page by Damon Suede

Happy Wednesday, RU Crew! Today, I’m excited to have Damon Suede return to talk with us about a topic he touched on during his last guest lecture with us. As I’m just beginning a new […]

C.J. Redwine – How to Escalate Conflict in Your Novel

Does your manuscript have enough conflict to sustain the story? Our regular columnist C.J. Redwine gives us several examples on how to inject conflict into your manuscript.  We all know every story requires conflict. And most of […]

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