plotting

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Dissecting Your Characters with Terri Austin

Your characters are the medium in which a story is told and if you don’t know them, neither will your readers. Author Terri L. Austin shares her process on character analysis and why it’s an important […]

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 […]

Nerds Unite! Plotting is Awesome! With Vanessa Knight

Calling all plotting nerds! You’re going to want to read Vanessa Knight’s post on plotting – it’s a real eye-opener! Some call me particular, some call me detail-oriented and others (you know who you are) […]

7 Ways to Create Conflict in Your Novel by Janice Hardy

How do you engage the reader and keep the pages turning? Conflict. We welcome back author and blogger Janice Hardy who shares her tips on creating the most important element of a story.  Great to […]

An Educational 12 Months with Escape Publishing Managing Editor Kate Cuthbert

Today’s guest is Kate Cuthbert, Managing Editor for Escape Publishing. Kate talks about Escape’s first year, what she’s learned, and how her education can help aspiring authors. Welcome to RU, Kate! Writing anniversary blogs for Escape […]

The Pressure of Writing with Handsome Hansel

Handsome Hansel is back! Today, he talks about what he’s learned about writing (and himself) when faced with a deadline.  As writers we are predisposed to lie to ourselves. It begins with the illusionary fact we […]

Drive Them Wild with Christine Pride

RU contributor Christine Pride provides a thoughtful and interesting analogy on love and attraction and how it applies to writing.  Welcome back, Christine! Recently I fell for someone, an attractive banker I met the old-fashioned […]

The Scene Stealers – And Why Every Writer Needs (at least) One by Ruth Harris

Regular RU contributor, Ruth Harris, talks about creating memorable (but not necessarily likeable) characters and how they can pull you out of the weeds and add dimension to your story. Welcome back, Ruth! Scene stealers […]

Storyboarding – Not Just for Plotting Anymore with Joan Swan

Please help me welcome a great writer (and friend!) Joan Swan. She’s quick-witted, funny and knows more about storyboards than any woman has a right to! Don’t forget to comment below to enter yourself for […]

Adam Firestone: Arms Acquisition and Transfer as Plotline Buttress

Adam Firestone‘s previous guest spots at Romance University were so popular we invited him to join us as a regular contributor. We’re very excited to welcome Adam to the RU team! One of the more […]

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