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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 […]

All in the Details with Adrienne Giordano

Today, we welcome back RU co-founder and multi-published author, Adrienne Giordano. Good morning, RU Crew. It’s wonderful to be back with my RU peeps! Not long ago, while working on a scene for my upcoming […]

Lesann Berry presents: Embrace the Pain of Research

Writing and research go hand in hand because getting your facts right is as important as punctuation, pacing, and plot. Author Lesann Berry talks about fact finding basics and how research can enhance your story.   Great to have […]

Donna MacMeans: The Value of Research

My friend Donna MacMeans, author and Romance Bandit, just returned from a visit to Scotland. While most of us would be scouting out brawny, kilted Scots, Donna’s visit was all about research.  (I’m betting she took […]

From Idea to Acceptance: Five Things to Smooth Your Path to Publication with Christina Hollis

We’re happy to have Harlequin Author Christina Hollis with us today. Christina gives us some great tips on navigating the bumpy road to publication. http://www.christinahollis.com  I wrote this blog because writing is a solitary process, […]

When Internet Research Fails—Talking to Real People

When all else fails…let your fingers do the walking. Sally Bayless joins us today to share her latest method of research. The phone. Welcome back,  Sally! I didn’t ask for the story I’m writing. Mostly, it […]

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