Plot

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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 […]

Party fèves: the charms baked into the batter with Damon Suede

Do you have books that have grabbed your because of one line? A scene? The way an author depicts a setting? Those little gems are what keep you riveted in the story and keep it on your mind […]

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 […]

Deepening Motivation and Plot in Historical Fiction with Marci Jefferson

Welcome debut author Marci Jefferson! She’s going to give us a few hints about plotting and deepening motivation in a historical – read on! As an avid reader, I enjoy almost any historical novel. And […]

CARE PACKAGE: watching Romancing the Stone with a mindful eye with Damon Suede

Those of you who follow me on Facebook know that I recently adopted the world’s cutest Pembroke Welsh Corgi. You will also know that I lost the coin toss on naming her – the kids prevailed […]

The Beauty is in the Details, by Sherry Thomas

Due to a scheduling glitch, we’re posting one of our favorite columns written by historical author Sherry Thomas.    Some people say the devil is in the details. I say the divine is in the […]

Hit & Myth: Legendary Underpinnings of Genre Tropes with Damon Suede

One of my favorite things about this industry is the people I get to meet and call friend. Damon Suede’s amazing book, HOT HEAD, was recommended to me by author Elisabeth Staab and I loved […]

Beating the Sloggy, Saggy, Soggy Middle with Heather Webb

RU contributor and editor Heather Webb returns with fantastic advice on tackling the muddling middle of a story.  Hello, Heather! Something horrible happens when I hit the middle of a first draft. The middle is just…the […]

Weekly Lecture Schedule – July 8 to July 12, 2013

Barbecue, beach reads, and baseball means summer is in full swing! Whether you’re on holiday or hunkering down at home, class is always in session on the RU campus. Here’s our line-up for this week: […]

The Beauty is in the Details, by Sherry Thomas

Good morning, RU!! I have a special treat for you today. I’m so pleased to have author Sherry Thomas join us. The first time I heard about Sherry was at an RWA conference a few […]

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