Historical Romantic Suspense Author
February 8, 2017
WRITING is hot & sizzling in the desert--
August 20, 2019
As a writer
April 25, 2018
BLOG #15 - VILLAINS ON A STORY BOARD
November 1, 2017
BLOG #14 - INCLUDING CHARACTER FLAWS
July 5, 2017
Developing the Heroine's Journey on a Story Board
May 10, 2017
Part 2: Romance Elements
April 25, 2017
CREATING A STORY BOARD-PLOT
April 18, 2017
April 14, 2017
- Finding the will power to write through all the crazy distractions-
March 28, 2017
Finding the time, energy and the will power to write.
March 21, 2017
The King's Blade
The King's Spy
February 28, 2017
By process of elimination I have narrowed down my favorite time periods to be: Biblical (to 30 A.D), Roman (753 B.C. to
330 A.D.), Byzantine & Romanesque (A.D. 400-1200), Early & Late Gothic (1200-1450), Directoire & First Empire (1790-1815),
Crinoline (1840-1865) and Modern. Not only are these my favorites for costuming but also for historical events. For me
both the time period and historical events dictates the location.
I center my plot on a significant historical event. Sometimes it is as simple as pondering a sentence I’ve read while
researching the history of the country/location I’ve chosen. Asking and answering the infamous “what if?” and then
basing the plot structure on the pattern of Vogel’s Hero’s Journey.
It’s a lot to consider but for me research and planning are essential. By narrowing the time period to one era and
choosing a significant event keeps me centered on the plot.
Next week I will discuss creating characters.