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Sticking to Your Guns and Your Setting with Faye Hall

When was the last time you read a book set in Australia? Was it The Thorn Birds? Author Faye Hall talks about writing historical novels set in little known Australian locales that are worlds away from […]

Writing What You Know…And What You Don’t Know…Yet – by Wendy S. Marcus

As writers, we know nothing comes easy. And that applies to research, too. Long-time RU supporter Wendy S.Marcus shares tips on expanding the boundaries of what you know and researching the unknown. One randomly chosen […]

Facts Matter Even in Fiction with Loucinda McGary

Can you ride a cable car down Lombard Street in San Francisco? Does your heroine have the view of the Hudson River from her Upper East Side apartment? Researching facts is as important as developing […]

High-Stylin’ Research with Avery Flynn

Avery Flynn discusses the way she used research to bring authenticity and depth to her books. Welcome Avery! High-Stylin’ Research If I could have just one fashion wish, it would be to have every pair of Crocs […]

Trademark and the Author with Mindy Klasky

Mindy Klasky is one smart cookie. So you can imagine my delight when she wanted to tackle one of the harder subjects that authors face when writing. . . trademarks. We have the joy of making […]

Literary Archaeology – The Craft of Historical Research with Hazel Gaynor

Writing historical fiction means merging two stories into one. The factual, what actually happened, and the story you want to tell the reader. Today’s guest, Hazel Gaynor, wrote a novel inspired by true events of the Titanic’s […]

Doing Research in the 21st Century: How Online Sources are Transforming the Way I Research My Books – by Jennifer Robson

If you’ve ever flipped through a card catalog, scrolled through reels of microfiche, or photocopied pages of reference books at the library, then you can appreciate how the Internet has revolutionized the way we dig for facts. […]

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 […]

Hands-on Research at the Writers’ Police Academy

Author Adrienne Giordano talks about her latest research trip.  As writers, we get to do some pretty cool things. Well, we get to do cool things in between all the self-doubt and banging our heads […]

Portraying Ethnic Characters with Dignity in Contemporary Romance – Vicki Essex

Help me welcome author Vicki Essex to Romance University! Vicki talks to us today about portraying an ethnic character in a romance novel.  When I first started my writing career, I knew I wanted to […]

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