What Lines Would You Cross?

Here I am watching overly sappy fantasy romance.  The king chooses a commoner for his wife – to be Queen of England.  In doing so, he denies his country’s customs, the wishes of the man who fought to make him king and the wishes of his own mother.  He undergoes much hardship throughout his life […]

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Sap is for Bears

I finally started reading the White Queen series by Phillipa Gregory.  I was quite enamoured with the television show White Queen when I watched it last year.  Of course I realized that the relationships, the drama, even the actors chosen to represent the historical figures were all nowhere near the originals of English history.  This […]

Fear of Writing a Romance Novel

Editing my book tonight, I had to inquire to some friends.  I sent them each a paragraph with a question about the wording.  My question was “does this sound too romance novelishy?”  Did I use the word novelishy?  Yes because I like to make up words – more importantly, I like to add ish to […]