Tag Archives: romance

Historical Women

Writing about real people in history can be a task fraught with danger. Do you adhere to the plain facts, or do you spin a tale that fleshes out the bare bones of the past? How much research do you … Continue reading

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What gifts do you like with a book purchase?

I purged my jewelry and will offer a ‘buy a book, choose a piece’, or two at the Seattle Reader Writer Event. I’ve been collecting since I was ten, so those are antique dice in the lower left, and vintage … Continue reading

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Using Core Wounds in Your Stories

By Jeanine Englert In February I did a talk at my local writing chapter. My focus was on how to improve the first line, page, and chapter of your book. In it I discussed one of my favorite ways of … Continue reading

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Future Romance

Science fiction romance is quite a large and popular genre. It covers aspects as varied as gender diversity and sentience in Star Trek, the role of women in leadership in Star Wars to a variety of android lovers, alien mates … Continue reading

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Count Your Lucky Clovers

By Jeanine Englert Last month, I was honored to be the featured speaker at my local romance writing chapter. The event was a full circle moment for me as it had been nine years ago that I’d come through their … Continue reading

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Writing a Series

I am sure there are writers out there that plan a series down to the last scene and character. Plotters (so far as I can tell) don’t like surprises and can write steadily since they always know where the story … Continue reading

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Starting the New Year with My Favorite Female Sleuths

By Jeanine Englert Insightful and resourceful woman? Check. One that can also solve murders, too. Yes, please. I love a feisty female sleuth as much as I love a good man of mystery, so I have decided to devote my … Continue reading

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Writing Milestones: 2020 to 2022

While I was otherwise occupied, readers were looking to escape into fiction and I am grateful for their support. Continue reading

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My Favorite Men of Mystery

By Jeanine Englert Brooding romantic hero? Check. One that can also solve murders, too. Yes, please. I love a good man of mystery, so I have decided to devote a blog to my current favorite detectives, constables, and inspectors. The … Continue reading

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Labor Day Reflections

It’s the unofficial end of summer, or I prefer, the beginning of autumn – my favorite season. Due to the blazing hot spells this summer in the Pacific Northwest, we’ve noticed trees prematurely turning color. My motivation to write isn’t … Continue reading

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