Writing Regency Romance: How Hard Can It Be?

Regency Romance is the Spider-Man of the writing world. People give it no respect until it stops a building from falling on their heads. By “stops a building from falling on their heads”, I mean “illuminates the darkest corners of their miserable souls with shining stories of hope and happy …

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A Guy’s Guide to Regency Romance

Just as grunting, inappropriate scratching, and endless sports trivia long have been the domain of the male of the species, so historical romance novels have belonged solidly to the realm of women. Female authors (mostly), female readers (mostly), and female bloggers (mostly). It is the “mostly” that brought me to …

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The Difference Between Post-Apocalyptic and Dystopian Literature

My favorite SciFi sub-genre is post-apocalyptic science fiction, with dystopian literature coming in a respectable but distant second. Why? Because I’m fascinated by the behavior of people when the thin veneer of civilization is stripped away and all hope is lost. What remains is a true glimpse of humanity at its …

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