Category: Medieval

Researching Medieval Manuscripts

by Ruth A. Casie Whether it’s how to disassemble and clean a Glock, which poisons are quick killing and leave no trace or what women wore in the 14th century it all takes research. The better you know your facts, the more authentic your story. As a result you become somewhat of an authority on the topic. The added benefit is you are now the go to...

Cowboys: Knights of the Old West

by Jacquie Rogers A certain mythos of romance holds a strong place in my heart. And of course, when we talk about romance, the first thing we think about is a hunky hero. As a woman, and as a romance writer, men fascinate me. They’re so incredibly complicated but at the same time so basic. Women are complicated and basic in other ways, leaving the man/woman...

The Water Closet

Excuse Me, I Have to Powder My Nose – Cheryl St. John I’d wager that an author uses about one to five percent of the research she gathers during the plotting and planning of a story. It’s a skill to learn how to store and document gathered information and how to integrate it seamlessly into a story. Writers are fascinated by research, often to the degree...

Medieval Romance Video

Medieval Romance Escape to a time when knights battled for thrones, conquerors and crusaders roamed the lands, and ladies in waiting served their queen. Find your hero in a medieval romance!

The Eldest Son Inherits, right?

  The Eldest Son Inherits, right? by Jill Hughey A wonderful source of conflict in many historical romances is the rule of primogeniture: eldest son inherits. While on the surface primogeniture seems unfair to younger siblings, it serves a purpose. Let me illustrate. Ever heard of Charlemagne? Of course you have. Ever heard of The Carolingian Empire? Probably not, though it is the foundation of Charlemagne’s...

Fantastic Video – Explore Historical Romance!

Think you know historical romance? Prepare to be surprised. Never read historical romance? The subgenre has never been more diversified in its offerings to readers. To back up our claim, Historical Romance Network members put together a fun, energetic video highlighting a collection of beautiful covers by just a few of today’s stars in historical romance. Stay tuned – many more to come.