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Maddening Middles and the #NaNoWriMo Midmonth Slump by Kris Bock

TweetYou’ve reached the middle of your story and you’re out of ideas, so what’s next? RU Contributor Kris Bock offers advice on tackling the troublesome mid-point of your manuscript. If you are doing NaNoWriMo, you […]

When Being a Pantster Isn’t Enough – by Liz Fielding

TweetHappy Friday! Please welcome back author Liz Fielding. There comes a time in most romance author’s life when she’s asked to collaborate with other authors to create a series. This can take several different forms. […]

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 […]

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