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Ask An Editor: Positioning Your Book

TweetToday’s post is a flashback to August 20, 2010. Enjoy! This month, we’re looking at a question that comes up frequently in the mailbag, though it takes many varied forms. The upshot: a writer is […]

Romance 301:Using the Senses to Create Sexual Tension – with Vonda Sinclair

We’re continuing with our archival posts today. And I’m continuing to delve into the craft of romance novel writing. A novel is nothing without tension, and a romance novel is nothing without sexual tension. Characters, plot, and […]

The State of the University by Carrie Peters

Many of you have heard the term GDPR floating around, especially last week. And your email inboxes are PACKED FULL of people asking you to re-sign back up to their list or sending you their […]

RU 2017: Happy Holidays and Thank You for Your Support

TweetWe made it through another year! In 2017, we published 135 new posts written by our very generous contributors. We hope our content has given you inspiration and food for thought. We’d like to express […]

Janice Hardy presents: Five Ways to Describe Emotions Without Making Your Character Feel Too Self Aware

Tweet  We’re on hiatus this week, but we’d like to share a few of our most read posts. Here’s one from 2013 written by author and blogger Janice Hardy.  Emotions are critical to making a […]

Finding the Balance Between Hooking Readers and Setting up the Story

TweetPlease welcome back author and über blogger Janice Hardy.   There’s a lot of conflicting advice about writing. Common wisdom says to start with a bang and hook your readers right away, while other views say […]

Cutting For Pace by Kate Walker

Please excuse us – Pat Haggerty’s originally scheduled topic will be posted here later in the week. Instead, we’re bringing back a popular post by author KATE WALKER from 2011. We’re happy to see it […]

Top 10 Blogs for Writers – Romance University!

A huge thank-you to our followers and a great start to 2013 for ourselves – Romance University has been voted (for the second year!) one of the Top 10 Blogs for Writers by Write to […]

Romance University Named One of the The Top 100 Creative Writing Blogs

We at Romance University would like to thank Best Colleges Online for voting us as One of the Top 100 Creative Writing Blogs! We never take such recognition lightly – indeed we then work even […]

RU’s Changing of the Guard – Big News and Giveaways!

A few weeks ago we quietly celebrated RU’s third birthday. We are so proud to look back over the array of talented visiting professors who have shared their craft knowledge, their publishing journeys and sometimes […]