story structure

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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 […]

A Case For Story Structure by Adrienne Giordano

Today we’re excited to welcome back Romance University co-founder ADRIENNE GIORDANO, whose fourth book in her Private Protectors series came out this year.   I can almost hear the pantsers groaning. Take it easy, gang, […]

Anna Campbell on the Lure of the Familiar

I’m extremely happy to welcome back historical author, Anna Campbell, to the RU classroom. I ‘met’ Anna months before her first book debuted in 2007, and next week, the reigning Queen of Regency Noir, launches her seventh […]

Weekly Lecture Schedule from September 17th to September 21st

Monday 9/17 – Jan O’Hara presents: Ozone and Squelching Shoes: What Unexpected Thunderstorms Can Teach About Protecting the Work  Wednesday 9/19 – Anna Campbell on The Lure of the Familiar  Friday 9/21 -  Ask an […]

The Form of Romance, or, A Roll in the Hay with Theresa Stevens

Welcome and Merry Christmas to one of my favorite peeps, Theresa Stevens! Today Theresa answers the question – is romance writing formulaic? I recently had the opportunity to visit the Art Institute in Chicago, which […]

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