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Why You Should Write Your Novel From The Middle with James Scott Bell

TweetDue to a scheduling issue, we’re running and old post by James Scott Bell.  Some time ago I decided to do an in-depth study on what many writing teachers call the “midpoint.” If you do […]

Defusing Outlining Confusion by Miranda Nading

TweetPlease welcome author MIRANDA NADING! Her practical advice on outlining should be useful to plotters and pantsers alike. After finding myself backed into a creative corner with Canyon Echoes, and using a rudimentary version of […]

The Recipe for Romance Novel Ragù by Staci Troilo

Tweet The first time I invited Staci Troilo to guest blog with RU, I visited her website and learned that she was an award-winning recipe developer. We’ve exchanged a few emails since then, almost all […]

Are You an Outliner or a Pantster? by Kathy Servian

TweetPlease welcome first time RU Visiting Professor Kathy Servian. Are you an outliner or a pantser? I started as one, but became the other out of necessity and I’d never go back. My first novel […]

The Secret Driver by Laurie Schnebly Campbell

Whom what, when, where and why. Questions you ask yourself for each book you start. Sometimes the answers are clear as a bell, other times, well you just don’t know where your characters are going […]

Storyboarding – Not Just for Plotting Anymore with Joan Swan

TweetIn the spirit of Throwback Thursday, here’s a post from 2012 on storyboarding by author Joan Swan. Typically, storyboards are used in conjunction with plotting, but never fear pansters, that’s not what I’ll be talking […]

Bump in the Night by Jacqui Jacoby

TweetWho doesn’t love a good thriller? But writing one involves more than out smarting the bad guy, and author Jacqui Jacoby tells us why.    I never set out to be a thriller writer. I […]

The Right First Impression by Virginia Heath

TweetSometimes, you don’t get a second chance to make a good first impression, and that adage applies to the beginning of your story. Virginia Heath returns to talk about elements that factor into a line […]

Creative Research by Veronica Scott

TweetVeronica Scott, award-winning author and SciFi Encounters columnist for USA Today’s Happily Ever After blog, discusses her various research methods and explains why info-mining and plotting go hand-in-hand.  Even when the world you’re writing about […]

Plotting: The Flow of Your Story by Houston Havens

TweetHave you ever had a severe case of writer’s block? Well, maybe the problem is something you hadn’t quite realized yet… Houston Havens tells us more! As a successful traditional and self-published author, I’m asked […]

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