Damon Suede

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Moving Target… Using Thematic MacGuffins to Focus a Story by Damon Suede

Ever heard of a MacGuffin? I hadn’t until a few years ago. Damon Suede is here to explain what one is – and how to apply the same technique to your writing! Modern readers are […]

Ruth A. Casie on Writing Conferences

TweetAs a rule, we open RU posts with a brief introduction of our guest blogger of the day. Today’s Visiting Professor, RUTH A. CASIE, has done a great job of introducing herself. Take it away, […]

Saving Grace… on Xenia, Hospitality Laws, and the Cats that Need Saving by Damon Suede

What happens when your characters are too likable? Is there such a thing? You bet, and Damon Suede is here to tell us how to make our characters fascinating and interesting. Much better than just […]

The Main Event: How to choose a convention right for you and your brand by Heidi Cullinan

TweetWhen DAMON SUEDE visited RU last week, I was excited to see he and HEIDI CULLINAN had co-authored a book together. Today, Heidi joins us with a timely post.  Tomorrow is April 1st, and we […]

Staking Acclaim: the Hidden Punch of Pull Quotes by Damon Suede

If Nora Roberts endorsed your romance novel, you’d be ecstatic.  But did you know there’s a craft to writing a fabulous pull quote? Damon Suede is here to tell us how… In our business, endorsements […]

First Glance… On Meeting Characters and Making Impressions by Damon Suede

Even flying cross country in wild turbulence, Damon Suede puts together another fabulous post. =0) Learn how to get your audience to fall head over heels for your characters. Romance audiences show up looking for […]

Imperfect Words: The Unfathomable Power of Placeholders by Damon Suede

Welcome Damon Suede with his latest and greatest post – placeholders! Do you use them? Despise them? Damon’s here to tell us why they’re GREAT! Sing O Muse of the Glory of Placeholders! Praise be […]

Readers’ Choice: On the Power of Set Pieces and Whammos by Damon Suede

TweetIn another not-to-be-missed post, Damon Suede teaches us about “set pieces and whammos” and how they can make or break your story. A set piece can refer to anything from an action-packed chase to a particularly sexy seduction or […]

LEAP HERE: on the Power of Improv for all Creative Professionals by Damon Suede

TweetDamon Suede, who visits RU with another spectacular post, shows how the concept of improv can improve your writing skills as well. I come to fiction from theatre. In some ways that gives me all […]

PRESS HARD: every book deserves a dedicated release kit by Damon Suede

Don’t have your presskit already on your website? Don’t even have a website? Damon Suede is going to tell you why you’re going to want a presskit – and sooner than later! So…everyone already has […]

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