Janice Hardy

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An Easy Way to Create Conflict in Your Novel by Janice Hardy

TweetAuthor and blogger Janice Hardy has an inimitable way of explaining things. Today, she tackles the role of conflict in a story. Read on. One of the first posts I ever wrote for RU (way […]

Should You Give Up On Your Novel and Write Something New? – by Janice Hardy

TweetHow many unfinished and abandoned manuscripts do you have? Author and blogger Janice Hardy shares her insight on the dilemma all writers face.   Right after my third novel was published (2011), I hit a […]

Janice Hardy presents: Five Ways to Describe Emotions Without Making Your Character Feel Too Self Aware

Tweet  We’re on hiatus this week, but we’d like to share a few of our most read posts. Here’s one from 2013 written by author and blogger Janice Hardy.  Emotions are critical to making a […]

How Your Narrative Distance Affects Show, Don’t Tell by Janice Hardy

TweetFor the past three years, author and blogger Janice Hardy’s columns are among RU’s top trending posts. Today, Janice returns with a discussion on narrative distance.  One of the reason show, don’t tell is so […]

Finding the Balance Between Hooking Readers and Setting up the Story

TweetPlease welcome back author and über blogger Janice Hardy.   There’s a lot of conflicting advice about writing. Common wisdom says to start with a bang and hook your readers right away, while other views say […]

Janice Hardy presents: The Big Push to 50 (Thousand Words, That Is)

What happens every year after you’ve tossed out the Halloween pumpkin and eaten all the good candy? Nanowrimo. Janice Hardy shares pointers on how to streamline the chaos.  Tomorrow starts the first day of the unofficial […]

Five Ways Point of View Can Make You a Better Writer by Janice Hardy

Think you know POV? Janice Hardy shows us how POV can take your writing to a new level. Welcome back, Janice! Whenever a new writer asks me to share advice, “learn how to use POV” […]

Weekly Lecture Schedule, Monday, June 22 – Friday, June 26, 2015

It’s another busy week at Romance University – thanks for spending the summer with us!   Monday, June 22 – Author ROBIN GIANNA joins us. Wednesday, June 24 – K.M. FAWCETT returns with “Part 2: Writing […]

Are Your Stakes High Enough? with Janice Hardy

Today, we welcome back author and blogger Janice Hardy, who explains why raising the stakes in your story ultimately rewards your reader. Great to have you with us again, Janice!  Stakes are a critical part of […]

Weekly Lecture Schedule April 14-18

Spring planting is just starting here in the midwest – read some of these great articles and you’ll have seeds of new ideas sprouting in your writing brain as well! Monday, April 14 – Literary […]

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