HEA

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The Writer’s Black Moment by Donna Cummings

Welcome back one of my favorite peeps – Donna Cummings! As writers, we’re familiar with The Black Moment for our characters. It’s when things look the bleakest. Whatever they’ve tried to achieve up to this […]

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 […]

Romance: Finding your Own Happy Ending by Tessa Shapcott

Welcome back to Tessa Shapcott! Today Tessa’s going to tell us how to get the great HEA ….one of my favorite parts of a romance novel. Read onward! Happy endings and romance—they go together like […]

Dark Matters: Cultivating Creative Cruelty in Romance Fiction by Damon Suede

Morning, RU Crew! Today, I’m uber-happy to republish a wonderful post by our Visiting Professor,  Damon Suede. He is a joy to work with as a guest, and he really looks into the heart and […]

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 […]

From Hot Starts to Famous Last Words – The importance of a great first line and an awesome ending for your book by Nicola Cornick

What is it about the first line of a book that keeps you tethered to the story or the perfect ending that makes a story memorable? Today, best-selling historical author, Nicola Cornick, shares tips on […]

Tying It With a Bow by Lynne Marshall

Author Lynne Marshall discusses the importance of the HEA in romance and reader’s expectations of the genre. Great to have you back, Lynne!   And They Lived Happily Ever After A writing teacher from an […]

Weekly Lecture Schedule – July 22nd to July 26th

Summer means suntans, sno-cones, and SPFs. But no matter what the season, Romance University provides free lectures thanks to the generosity of our Visiting Professors. Here’s this week’s line-up! Monday – July 22nd — Drive […]

Anna Campbell on the Lure of the Familiar

I’m extremely happy to welcome back historical author, Anna Campbell, to the RU classroom. I ‘met’ Anna months before her first book debuted in 2007, and next week, the reigning Queen of Regency Noir, launches her seventh […]

Weekly Lecture Schedule from September 17th to September 21st

Monday 9/17 – Jan O’Hara presents: Ozone and Squelching Shoes: What Unexpected Thunderstorms Can Teach About Protecting the Work  Wednesday 9/19 – Anna Campbell on The Lure of the Familiar  Friday 9/21 –  Ask an […]

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