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Converting Backstory into Character with Theresa Stevens, Editor

Due to an unexpected glitch, we’re re-running a post by our favorite editor Theresa Stevens! Theresa Stevens joins RU once again (yay!) to lead us through the process of character development. Fire up your printers […]

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 […]

Writing the Small Town Romance with Katie Lane

Pat Haggerty’s scheduled post will appear at a later date due to a scheduling conflict. Instead, today we are running a past post from Katie Lane. Oh hey, have I got a great new author […]

Part 2: Tips for Writing Fight Scenes – Improvised Weapons by K.M. Fawcett

K.M. Fawcett returns with another post on writing fight scenes using items that aren’t weapons. If you missed K.M.’s first post, just click on this link.  Great to have you with us again, K.M.!  Thank […]

Family First by Author Susan Sey

I’ve been thinking about family lately. Mind you, this is nothing new. I like to think about family. I like to write about family, too. There’s a lot of good stuff in there–romance, conflict, tragedy, […]

Is Your Writing Routine Effective? with Tracy Collins

Help me welcome Tracy Collins with her first ever post to RU! Ask any writer about the biggest challenge they’ve faced and chances are the answer will have to do with the lack of organization. […]

Creativity, Writing, and the Ever-Changing Face of Publishing by Marilyn Brant

I first discovered Marilyn Brant‘s books several years ago, and I’ve been hoping to meet her in person ever since. I’m kind of stalking her – I moved to Chicago and joined her local RWA […]

It’s So Hard! A Pep Talk with Christine Pride

Welcome back to one of my favorite editors, Christine Pride. Today Christine is going to encourage us to write, and KEEP writing! Writing is hard. So very hard. There’s just no way around it. In […]

Deadline Diva: the Pain and the Pleasure by Tessa Shapcott

Welcome Tessa Shapcott (who met her deadline for the RU post with NO problem). Today we’re going to take a strong look at deadlines, love ’em or hate ’em, all writers work with them. Deadlines.  […]

Loucinda McGary presents: The Basic Ingredients – The 4 elements you need in addition to the HEA to write good romance.

Jane Austen’s Persuasion and Helen Fielding’s Bridget Jones’ Diary are two romances set in different time periods with heroines who are polar opposites. But like all romances, they share the same basic components. Author Loucinda […]

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