Tag Archives: romance

Lovely Digits’ Layer-out of the Dead Heroine

By Jeanine Englert To celebrate having 200 Amazon Reviews for my first book, Lovely Digits, I thought I’d highlight one of the most interesting facets of research I discovered while writing the book back in 2017-2018. That aspect was that … Continue reading

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The Crone’s Fairytale

Not all enchantment happens as planned, and romance is not always for the young.  This story was placed first in a Fractured Fairy tale competition. It and others are available in my book of short stories Tales of Imagination. I … Continue reading

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Celebrating Romance and Romance Writers This Month!

By Jeanine Englert There is something unique to the romance writing community that I want to be sure to celebrate today: acceptance and belonging. I can still remember my first meeting at Georgia Romance Writers back in February of 2013. … Continue reading

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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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