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Why All Writers Should Attend a Writing Conference

By Kristen Lamb   Writing conferences are extraordinarily valuable. We work in a creative field and sure, we can sit at a keyboard and write a book. But, without training […]

Listen Up, Grasshopper

by Ann Marie Becker Psst. I’ve got a secret to share. It’s a big one. The key to happiness? The secret of life? Yeah, it’s balance.  I’m convinced of it. […]

Creatures of Story: Hardwired for Story

By Mackenzie Lucas Lisa Cron, in her book Wired for Story: The Writer’s Guide to Using Brain Science to Hook Readers from the Very First Sentence, says that readers look […]

Be Fearless

By Nichole Christoff A great American once said, “We have nothing to fear, but fear itself.” Never have those words been more true. Whether you’re a reader and the struggling […]

Writing the Romantic Suspense Series

By Anne Marie Becker Several years ago, when I realized I wanted to make writing a career, “trilogy” was the buzz word. Series were sought-after by publishers because they could […]

Conflict: The Building Block of Compelling Fiction

By Mackenzie Lucas A few months ago, author of The Taker Trilogy, Alma Katsu, spoke to Washington Romance Writers about one of the building blocks of any story–conflict. Katsu, who […]

Killer Titles

By Anne Barton Women want killer shoes. Men want killer abs.  (Also, women want men with killer abs–but I digress.) Writers want . . . killer titles. Some titles just have […]

As You Wish: Success and The Princess Bride

By Nichole Christoff Success. Everyone defines it differently. But everyone wants it. If you’re a writer—and even if you’re not—you don’t have to look further than your email inbox to […]

WRW Speaks with Laura Kaye, Author of Hearts in Darkness

by Miguelina Perez Ms. Kaye is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over a dozen books in contemporary and paranormal romance. Growing up, her large extended […]

Writing Great Battle Scenes

By Rayne Hall Here are some techniques for creating powerful, exciting, realistic battle scenes. The biggest challenge in writing a battle scene is the point of view. To make the […]