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Romance in a different time and place (#MFRWAuthor)

Published April 27, 2018 by francesothomas

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This week’s topic on the Marketing for Romance Writers blog hop is my favorite romance genre to read or write. While I really love to read regency romances, I have never attempted to write one. I have to ask myself why that is.

Am I just too lazy to do the research? No, that can’t be it. I enjoy looking things up. Of course, the very real possibility exists that I’d be so caught up in researching that I’d never get anything written.

Maybe I should accept the challenge. I write romances to give readers the chance to escape from everyday life. Reading about a totally different era is even more of an escape, right?

Should I try it?

Want to read about other authors’ favorite genres? Go here.

 

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Growing up with the library habit

Published March 8, 2012 by francesothomas

  My mother instilled a valuable habit into me when I was probably no more than three years old. We lived within walking distance of this library and visited once a week. The building also houses an auditorium, a swimming pool, and a gymnasium. I never set foot in the gym or pool and only entered the auditorium once when I was a senior in high school. The building at that time was black with a century of steel mill dust. It has since been sand blasted to reveal its true outer beauty. But nothing could have made the inside more beautiful to me. At age ten or so, in the children’s department, I discovered Little Women and read all of the other books by Louisa May Alcott. One of my happiest days was when I was finally old enough to venture into the “adult” section to check out books shelved there. The first one I checked out was Gone With the Wind. I still use my library card about once a week, sometimes more.