writing craft

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How To Turn Real Life Into Bestselling Fiction with Ruth Harris

We’ve heard it before…write what you know. Ruth Harris shares her tips on transforming real life events into compelling fiction.  10 SECRETS FOR TURNING TRUE LIFE INTO FICTION One of the questions writers hear most […]

Welcome Home: How Setting Can Make Your Series Sing with Kimberly Kincaid

Kimberly Kincaid is an artist when it domes to depicting settings that act as additional characters in her books – and I’m not just saying that because I’m her critique partner. Whether it is in the Blue Ridge […]

A Cowboy, a vampire, & a detective walk into a bar …writing across genres with Rebecca Zanetti

I am envious of people who can do different things equally well and Rebecca Zanetti is one of those people. In fact, if she wasn’t so darn awesome – I’d probably hate her. She writes across several […]

7 Ways to Create Conflict in Your Novel by Janice Hardy

How do you engage the reader and keep the pages turning? Conflict. We welcome back author and blogger Janice Hardy who shares her tips on creating the most important element of a story.  Great to […]

That Throwaway First Book with Ally Broadfield

Oh man . . . most of us have that first book that sits on our computer or under our bed that will never see the light of day. Right?  The key to success is learning […]

The Four “E’s” of Romance by Kevin Symmons

Kevin Symmons joins us today to share his fresh and unique perspective on what we as romance authors should deliver to our readers. The Four “E’s” I have had the privilege of teaching a class […]

It’s All in the Voice by Heather Webb

Heather Webb joins us today to give her insight into one of the most eluive and most- discussed topics amongst writers: voice. It’s All in the Voice (Part 1) Ever heard an agent or editor […]

Writing With These Four Walls by Alex Kidwell

Alex Kidwell visited us on February 24, 2012 as part of the writing team of Saxon and Kidwell.  The post on that day was all about how to co-write – the ups and downs – […]

The Need for Speed with Elisabeth Staab

I don’t exactly remember how Elisabeth and I became friends but she’s one of the constant friends in my writing life. A fellow Washington Romance Writer, we might write different sub-genres but we can both […]

How To Write Sex Scenes When You’re a Prude with Misha Crews

Okay – I chuckled when I received Misha’s title – I’m no prude (if you’ve read my books you know that already) – but I’m always looking to find new ways to improve the craft […]

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