Writing Romance

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Secondary Characters in Romance – Yay or Nay by Summerita Rhayne

Romance readers are often very selective about the kind of romance they read. To an outsider romance fiction is one genre, but just ask one of us! A reader of historical fiction may not think […]

Imperfect Words: The Unfathomable Power of Placeholders by Damon Suede

Welcome Damon Suede with his latest and greatest post – placeholders! Do you use them? Despise them? Damon’s here to tell us why they’re GREAT! Sing O Muse of the Glory of Placeholders! Praise be […]

LEAP HERE: on the Power of Improv for all Creative Professionals by Damon Suede

TweetDamon Suede, who visits RU with another spectacular post, shows how the concept of improv can improve your writing skills as well. I come to fiction from theatre. In some ways that gives me all […]

Structure Saves The Day—Again with Adrienne Giordano

Yay!  Adrienne Giordano is back with a great post on structure – and her slight obsession with it! Good morning, RU Crew. It’s great to be back! I’ve written before about my ongoing (and uncontrollable) […]

Let’s Start at the Very Beginning: How to Begin a Romance, by Helena Fairfax

I received a very sweet letter from Helena Fairfax who has been a follower of RU for years. How could I resist when she asked if she could post with us? =) I’m the sort […]

Outsmarting Your Brain with Donna Cummings

I bless the day I ran across Donna Cummings on Twitter. We have the same sense of humor, both love writing and brownies, and she makes a great guest on RU! I have a monkey […]

Careers in Romance Novels and How They Affect Characterization with Summerita Rhayne

Welcome Summerita Rhayne to Romance University! Today Summerita tells us how your characters career should fit their personality! Character building is tough to nail in fiction but especially hard in romantic fiction where you need […]

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: The Art of Writing Dialogue with Maria McKenzie

Our scheduled guest wasn’t able to join us today, but we’ve dug through the archives and found this fabulous post on dialogue by author Maria McKenzie.  Think of your plot as a blank linen canvas stretched […]

Braiding Your Story with Laurie Schnebly Campbell

Grab yourself a cup of coffee and snuggle up next to your computer/smartphone/laptop and read this excellent article by my favorite VP – Laurie Schnebly Campbell. What makes a story braided? At first glance that […]

I Went to RWA Nationals and Got a Lot More Than a Bag from Harlequin – Pat Haggerty

Did you make it to RWA Nationals? Pat Haggerty did – and here’s his thoughts about what he did, who he saw and just how hot it gets in San Antonio! Just about a month […]

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