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Settings and the Romantic Novel by Ella Carey

TweetPlease welcome first-time Visiting Professor, author Ella Carey.  My novels are all love letters to their settings. Settings, like characters, often find writers, rather than the other way around. Something needs to resonate between me […]

Description: Choosing the Right Words by Talia Quinn

RWA Golden Heart Award Winner TALIA QUINN joins us today, addressing a problem that plagues many writers – description.  My husband picked up a book by a well-known romance author last week. He riffled through […]

DELECTABLE, DEVILISH, DREAMY, DRAT…with Laurie Schnebly Campbell

One of my favorite instructors – as well as one of my favorite people! – is Laurie Schnebly Campbell. I learn something new and amazing in each of her classes AND in each of her […]

Engaging the Senses with Maria McKenzie

Welcome back to Maria McKenzie! Maria joined us last fall with a fabulous post on The Art of Writing Dialogue. Today she tells us how to engage the senses. What you see is what you […]

The Tricky Part by Laurie Schnebly Campbell

I’m thrilled to welcome back one of our favorite visiting professors, Laurie Schnebly Campbell, who gives us the lowdown on description and dialogue. Sit back and relax for another fantastic post from Laurie. Welcome, Laurie! […]

New York Times Writing and the EDITS System

The EDITS System is the ultimate SHOW DON’T TELL power tool. Writers use the EDITS SYSTEM to analyze scene components. It shows writers what they have on each page. It shows writers where to add […]

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