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Heraldry

Heraldry: London College of Arms

April 3, 2018 3:03 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Calling all romance novelists who write Medievals! You can brush up on your knowledge of heraldry by checking out the London College of Arms, aka College of Heralds, pictured above and located at 130 Queen Victoria Street. Heraldry: Origins A herald, or herald of arms, was originally a king’s or... read more

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Fridging versus The Grieving Widower

March 23, 2018 2:08 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Fridging versus The Grieving Widower merits the subtitle: The Troublesome Pattern of Killing Off Female Characters. We writers know that the only thing as fun as creating a character is killing one off. Here I’d like to come to awareness of what we’re doing when we’re killing off a character,... read more

Jan Romes

Jan Romes: Feed My Romantic Side

March 9, 2018 2:18 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Today is a guest blog by romance writer Jan Romes. Writers, regardless of the genre they write, thirst for real life situations and real characters to give truth and zest to their fictional stories. That’s where I found myself at the beginning of 2018. I wanted and needed something genuine... read more

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#metoo: Yoohoo, Over Here!

February 16, 2018 11:55 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Two days ago was the first Valentine’s Day since the #metoo movement began. This point was made on Real Time With Bill Maher last Friday (February 9) in anticipation of the 14th. Listen to the exchange between Bill Maher and Bari Weiss, a columnist at the New York Times: Real Time With... read more

India Historical Romance Short Story

The Red Palace – A Short Story

December 1, 2017 5:41 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Below is a link to The Red Palace. It takes place during 1857 and involves events surround the Sepoy Rebellion against the British East Indian Company.   Prince Badar Ali encounters Elizabeth Wilkins under unusual circumstances and sets in motion a sensual game. To his surprise Elizabeth learns to play it... read more

sexual misconduct

Sexual Misconduct: Tragedy and Comedy

November 27, 2017 9:07 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The topic of sexual misconduct continues to dominate the national dialogue. The pervasiveness of the phenomenon is nothing less than a tragedy. In my blog last week, Your Body, Your Writing, I wrote: “Romances are comedies, however serious in tone or however harrowing the events the characters undergo may be. They... read more