Laura Drake

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RU 2017: Happy Holidays and Thank You for Your Support

TweetWe made it through another year! In 2017, we published 135 new posts written by our very generous contributors. We hope our content has given you inspiration and food for thought. We’d like to express […]

Tracking Time in Your Novel – by Laura Drake

TweetGood morning! Today, RU Contributor Laura Drake discusses how to establish your story’s time line. It seems I’m always confessing in my blogs. I’m not sure I want to know what that says about me, […]

Organizing Your Novel with Laura Drake

TweetWhether you’re a plotter or panster, keeping track of the whom, what, why, and where in your novel can be problematic. RU Contributor Laura Drake shows us how she streamlines the process.  Learning your writing […]

Laura Drake presents: Advanced Craft Tips

TweetPlease welcome back author Laura Drake! I do a lot of critiquing. As I get better at craft, I’m starting to catch the nuances of good writing; things beyond the basics of POV, show don’t […]

BE The Dude by Laura Drake

TweetThe characters you’ve created have distinct personalities and their actions and emotions should be true to their character. Author Laura Drake’s post, with excellent examples, illustrates this point.  I have Margie Lawson to thank (yet […]

Laura Drake presents: Your First Chapter – Reader Glue

TweetThe first chapter is probably the most rewritten chapter. Today, author Laura Drake breaks down an excerpt from her first chapter and shows us how to keep the reader engaged.  Great to have you back, […]

Motifs and Symbols and Themes – with Laura Drake

Good morning! Author Laura Drake returns to talk about how to incorporate symbolism in your story.  I love almost all literary devices, but the above are my favorites. I’m sure you heard of them, and […]

Writing with Emotion by Laura Drake

Good morning, RU crew. According to our stats, posts on writing emotion are very popular with readers. RITA® award winning author Laura Drake joins us with another post on the same topic. You’ll want to bookmark […]

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