Tag: Historical Paranormal Romance

Writing Historical Novels, Part Eight: Rules – Personal Beliefs and Authenticity #historicalromance #romance

 When I first became obsessed with Outlander, I went online to read some of the reviews on the books. Why, I don’t know, but curiosity always drives me. Perhaps, it’s because I like to see that no matter how much of a… Read More

Writing Historical Novels, Part Seven: Rules – Fact vs Fiction #historicalromance #historical #writing #amwriting

Ask any reader or Google the question: “How important is historical accuracy in a novel?” and for the most part you will get the answer of “very”. It’s true that there are some who believe that authors aren’t teachers. That it’s not… Read More

Writing Historical Novels, Part Six: Rules – Research, Research, Research #writing #amwriting #historicalromance

Aside from finding your perfect time period and creating your perfect plot and characters, research is perhaps the most important rule to writing historical novels. Why? Because you will never be able to draw your readers into a different time period if… Read More

Writing Historical Novels, Part Five: Elements – Plot and Setting: Time and Place #historical

Why do readers read Historical Romance and Historical Fiction? When asked this question, the overwhelming answer is always ‘to bring the past to life’ and it’s our job as the author to do just that. Nothing will pull a reader out of… Read More

Writing Historical Novels, Part Four: Elements – Props and Attire #historicalromance #writing #amwriting

When I talk about proper props and attire, I’m not saying that you need to describe every single detail about what your characters are wearing or using throughout the whole novel. That would be telling, not showing, not to mention unbelievably boring… Read More

Writing Historical Novels, Part Three: Elements: Characteristics,Traits, and Behavior #historicalromance

Whether real or imagined, characters behave in keeping with the era they inhabit. That’s just one of the secrets to writing Historical novels that people will love to read. They don’t want to read about a man or a woman who acts… Read More

Writing Historical Novels, Part Two: Elements – Elocution #writing #amwriting #historical

What is elocution? The skill of clear and expressive speech, especially of distinct pronunciation and articulation. So, in other words, speech (Elocution is more of a “historical” word for it . . . see what I did there?). Using proper dialect for… Read More

Writing Historical Novels, Part One: What is the Difference? #historical #amwriting #writing

In gearing up for my lectures in the 2019 Oklahoma Writers Federation Conference, I’ve decided to take the rest of the year to dedicate this blog to the two topics I plan to speak on. One of them is the “Elements and… Read More

Spooktachular #sweetandspicyromance #Giveaway Blog Hop #halloween #writing #amwriting #romance #paranormal

Halloween is only a couple of weeks away and I can’t wait to take the kids trick-or-treating! While for some the “holiday season” is only Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years (or perhaps just Christmas), for me, my holiday season starts with Halloween…. Read More

Howl-O-Ween Blog Hop #sweetandspicyromance #bloghop #Halloween #AllHallowsEve #paranormal #romance

Halloween is only a couple of weeks away and I can’t wait to take the kids trick-or-treating! While for some the “holiday season” is only Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years (or perhaps just Christmas), for me, my holiday season starts with Halloween…. Read More

MidWinter’s Eve Blog Hop #sweetandspicyromance #giveaway #romance #paranormalromance #SalemWitchTrials

Hello and Welcome MidWinter’s Eve Hoppers! I hope that you are enjoying yourselves at all the wonderful blogs participating in this blog hop hosted by Bookhounds. Don’t forget to check out the list below for all the stops on this hop! One… Read More

When the Black Roses Grow #sweetandspicyromance #CoverReveal #writing #amwriting #romance #paranormalromance #salemwitches #salemwitchtrials

In 1692 the fear of witchcraft is spreading around Salem village. While those who are accused and sentenced face death, everyone else faces the risk of accusations placed upon them. As Emmalynn Hawthorne, the daughter of a woman hung for witchcraft, places a bouquet… Read More