Writing a regency romance novel

Don't you think I know all this stuff? Then, two very odd events befell me. Some poetic license may be necessary. Nearly four hundred research books and counting and one hundred binders filled with research should tell you how much time I spend getting it right for my readers. This is a sure way to annoy Regency readers.

This style of historical background is much better suited to romps and farces. In addition, you may be sacrificing potential drama. When I edit or proof books for my historical romance writing clients I spend a great deal of time with the OED Oxford English Dictionary and on etymonline.

You will still have to do research. But this was simply not done at this time. If you don't mind writing for this audience, then go ahead and have fun. Not all Regency romance novels are frothy period pieces. The regency romance contract is much, much narrower. Finally, remember that research isn't everything.

Her writing awards include the Golden Rose and the prestigious Golden Quill. One of the really fun things about Regency is the language. Retrieved 3 April I adore every minute of it. But a good story involves much more than whether the research involved is correct. A writer can put together a wonderful collection of historically correct data and still have a story that stinks.

Look out for anachronisms. You must have interesting, sympathetic or at least charming characters in a fascinating plot.As a child, my most beloved books were historicals.

My favorites were the Laura Ingalls Wilder series, and Frances Hodgson Burnett’s A Little Princess and The. When you write a historical novel, remember that you're writing about another era.

Writing Regency Romance in a 21st Century World

The culture is often as alien as what you'll find in a science fiction novel. In all too many historical romances set during the Regency era, the courting couple often go off together, alone.

Subgenres. Many readers and writers of Regency romance make a distinction between "Traditional Regency Romance" and "Regency Historical". Many authors have started by writing Traditionals and subsequently written Historicals, including Mary Balogh, Jo Beverley, Loretta Chase, and Mary Jo Putney.

Traditional Regency romance. The distinction rests on the genre definition of Regency. Aug 28,  · Writing historical romances is one thing; writing Regency romances quite another.

Regency Romance

Someone – unfortunately, I don't remember who – once referred to Regency England as 'the era that never was'.

The time period existed, certainly (strictly speaking, the Regency lasted from tobut Regencies are frequently set as early as ); as well. Aug 28,  · Writing historical romances is one thing; writing Regency romances quite another. Someone – unfortunately, I don't remember who – once referred to Regency England as 'the era that never was'.

The time period existed, certainly (strictly speaking, the Regency lasted from tobut Regencies are frequently set as early as ); as well. Books shelved as regency-romance: The Duke and I by Julia Quinn, Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake by Sarah MacLean, The Viscount Who Loved Me by.

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