story structure

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Janice Hardy presents: The Big Push to 50 (Thousand Words, That Is)

What happens every year after you’ve tossed out the Halloween pumpkin and eaten all the good candy? Nanowrimo. Janice Hardy shares pointers on how to streamline the chaos.  Tomorrow starts the first day of the unofficial […]

Before You Climax by Chris Eboch

When it comes to writing, there are no shortcuts. Chris Eboch returns to talk about setting up the most critical part of your story.  Welcome back, Chris!  Since I’m writing for Romance University, I couldn’t […]

Fail to Plan and You Plan to Fail by Christina Hollis

Whether you’re a plotter or a panster, every story requires structure. Christina Hollis returns to talk about the merits of the Three Act Structure.   Is your novella turning into a never-ending story? Do your […]

Mistakes Made, Lessons Learned on the Path to Publication with Renita D’Silva

We’ve had several posts on paths to publication, but every author’s journey is unique. Renita D’Silva tells us why typing “The End” is only the beginning.   Wonderful to have you back, Renita!  1)    A […]

JUST DESSERT: why a whole book can’t be a happy ending with Damon Suede

We read romance because we want the happy ending – we want the hero and heroine to end up together. But you can’t rush it, you can’t make the path too easy with shortcuts on craft. Damon […]

Party fèves: the charms baked into the batter with Damon Suede

Do you have books that have grabbed your because of one line? A scene? The way an author depicts a setting? Those little gems are what keep you riveted in the story and keep it on your mind […]

Size Matters – Tips for Enlarging Your Manuscript by Kris Bock

You’ve typed ‘The End’ but your story falls short of the required word count. Now what? Author Kris Bock shares her insight and offers tips on how to expand the length of your story.  Welcome […]

CARE PACKAGE: watching Romancing the Stone with a mindful eye with Damon Suede

Those of you who follow me on Facebook know that I recently adopted the world’s cutest Pembroke Welsh Corgi. You will also know that I lost the coin toss on naming her – the kids prevailed […]

A Matter of Timing: Positioning Your Major Plot Points Within Your Story by K.M. Weiland

Timing is everything. The familiar words might be a truism, but that doesn’t make them any less true. Today’s guest K.M. WEILAND gives us a quick refresher on the importance of timing in story structure. […]

Hit & Myth: Legendary Underpinnings of Genre Tropes with Damon Suede

One of my favorite things about this industry is the people I get to meet and call friend. Damon Suede’s amazing book, HOT HEAD, was recommended to me by author Elisabeth Staab and I loved […]

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