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‘Do you like to read romance novels? Wouldn’t you like to know more about your favorite authors? Well you came to the right place! Join the writers of Romance Weekly as we go behind the scenes of our books and tell all….. About our writing of course! Every week we’ll answer questions and after you’ve enjoyed the blog on this site we’ll direct you to another. So come back often for a thrilling ride! Tell your friends and feel free to ask us questions in the comment box.’

1. Have you always written Romance?

No. I tried my hand at writing mysteries and ghost stories. My first publications are in poetry magazines, as well as historical fiction stories in magazines.

2. How do you deal with critiques of the romance genre?

I generally ignore it. Why should I acknowledge those who already have set opinions? My explanations of how the romance genre involves love and raw emotions have fallen on too many deaf ears. I waste my breath. What I will continue to do I’d write in the genre that gives me happiness and spin stories for the readers who love them.

3. What’s the one thing about your genre you’d like people to know?

Regency romances are so difficult to write! Details need precision. I need to double and triple check my facts, find two or more sources to corroborate a particular piece of research, and add the research into my writing! It isn’t easy, but anything worthwhile always has it’s difficulties.

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I am not the only author participating in Romance Weekly! There are two dozen other writers participating in this fun and fabulous event where each Tuesday we will go behind the scenes about writing, publishing, and romance novels! The next author this week is Ronnie Allen! Follow the link to see how she beautifully answered these same questions. http://ronnieallennovel.com/gemini/blog-1/

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12 thoughts on “Romance Weekly #lovechatwrite”

  1. It’s better to engage with people who are open about romance and the genre, than to deal with those who set their mind against something without even experiencing it 😀

  2. I so agree about Regencies, and Historicals in general. As a reader, I do appreciate all the time and effort put into the research. Getting the feel of another era can be a daunting task.

    1. But once you have the feel of a time period, it becomes difficult trying to write in another genre. I’d never try writing contemporaries or paranormal, as I don’t have the voice. But I love reading those subgenres.

  3. I agree about Regencies. As Sarah said, the readers will let you know if you goof. Thank goodness I have a couple crit partners who are whizzes about Regency facts. One’s a veritable expert on titles and honorifics.

  4. Regency is particularly difficult because the readership is so genre literate. If you don’t have it right, they’ll let you know.

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