Damon Suede

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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 […]

RIGHT HOOK: Baiting Your Book to Attract its Audience with Damon Suede

Have you ever asked someone to tell you what their book is about? And then spend the next 10 minutes listening to hems and haws, mumbling and a lot of “and then THIS happens!”? Damon […]

OPEN WATER (competing with your colleagues is for sharks and jellyfish) Damon Suede!

We all swim in the same sea, but no two authors, books, careers are alike. Every romance author occupies a specific space on the virtual bookshelf, and yet promotional strategy for genre fiction starts to […]

Weekly Lecture Schedule – April 20-24

I’m hoping it’s true what they say about April Showers…if so, May is going to be busting out in blooms! Meanwhile, there’s nothing better than soaking up a bit of knowledge on a rainy day […]

Weekly Lecture Schedule, Monday, October 13 – Friday, October 17

What better way to celebrate Columbus Day than with all of us at RU? Put down that rake and power up your computer. Here’s what’s coming up! Monday, October 13 – MADELINE IVA discusses Starting […]

JUST DESSERT: why a whole book can’t be a happy ending with Damon Suede

We read romance because we want the happy ending – we want the hero and heroine to end up together. But you can’t rush it, you can’t make the path too easy with shortcuts on craft. Damon […]

Weekly Lecture Schedule – July 21st to July 25th

Whether you’re attending the RWA conference in San Antonio or spending the week at your Italian villa, RU lectures are just a few keystrokes away. Here’s this week’s line-up: Monday, July 21st -Cooperative Marketing with […]

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