Tips For Writing A Regency Romance Novel

Regency romance novels are usually set during the British Regency period between 1811 and 1820. These novels have their own stylistic conventions and plots, quite different from romantic stories written through a particular historical setting. Some notable characteristics of these novels include fast paced dialog between characters, high quality intelligence and very little or no sex or discussion of the matter. If you’re looking to become a regency romantic writer, here are some useful tips to help you.

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First, you need to understand that the regency area is basically a fantasy world brought to life by Georgette Heyer (through Jane Austen). It’s not an actual past but rather an imagined one that has been embellished relentlessly through the works of other writers afterwards. If you look closely, you will find that these romance novels actually have an ironic tone. There are a few regency romantic writers who write novels that aren’t amusing but most writers tend to go for the fun and amusing tone.

Secondly, these novels usually break the line between the traditional accepted way of life to the modern romantic era. As a matter of fact, they might have very little to do with what actually happened during that historic period. Basically, they whet the reader’s appetite without delving deeper into the historic times. During the regency era, society was governed by a lot of rules and most of the regency romantic novels tend to convey that.

There is a lot of difficulty that comes with writing in this genre. For instance, rather than follow the storyline, most regency readers are usually looking as to whether the characters are following the rules set by the previous regency writers. Every reader is looking through the trivial details to make sure that the writer followed all the rules. There is constant chatting in forums about common mistakes you’re likely to find in these books rather than the plot of the book itself. That’s why you should comb through these forums and get an idea of the mistakes to avoid before starting on your regency romance novels.

Any writer should always research on a particular era, especially if you’re writing historical fiction in order to present the facts accurately. That’s why the importance of researching on the Regency era can’t be underestimated. However, you should bear in mind that any good story doesn’t dwell on the fact whether the research is correct but if the story captures the audience. As a matter of fact, there are people who have written historically correct novels but the storylines are boring to the readers.

As for research, it would be fruitful to read the works of previous regency writers and follow in their footsteps. That way, you can’t stray too far away from the truth. Bear in mind that all the research you might find on the internet regarding this type of writing might not all be correct. That’s why you should check and counter check any facts before writing them down. Therefore, if you want to become an exceptional regency romance writer, avoid overwhelming yourself with the historical details but rather develop your plot.

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Steps towards Recovery from Grief and Loss

Steps towards Recovery from Grief and Loss

After we lose our loved ones, it is not an easy thing to forget about them. We can take a different course that will help us cope with future with their absence. Life will not be the same though but we have to find a way to survive and get the burden of grief off our shoulders.

There are some stages of grief which can help us go through mourning and bereavement as we tend to live life without our loved ones.

It is necessary to understand rationally the kind of loss we have suffered. This will prevent great shocks and will be able to mourn and grief in normal periods. It will be of help to know how and why death occurred. This will help the process of mourning by shifting our focus back from the time the problems started not necessarily the hour of death.

We should also learn how to come into terms with the loss emotionally. We need to involve our hearts in the acceptance process so that no part of the body is left behind to cause a drag to the past. If we learn to confront every situation including death, then it will help us go through mourning process. This will also help us to get away from pain and remain with the happy memories we shared together.

We should rediscover selves as different people. When a person is gone, we can no longer identify ourselves with them especially where he was not known to people. This is what we mean by rediscovering ourselves.

You will need to discover that side of you that you never used to know before you lost your loved one. You can find out that there are things you can do for yourself which before you thought you could not. This will be part of the grieving for your loss and overcoming grief.


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Getting the Most out of Therapy and Counseling

Getting the Most out of Therapy and Counseling

therapy-1Therapy has been known to be an effective answer and treatment for emotional and mental problems. However, to reap its full benefits, it is important to choose and engage the right therapist, one you can trust and who makes you feel that he or she care for your relationship and of course has the required experience and expertise to help you make those necessary changes in your life. A good therapist will help you become stronger, more self-aware and therefore able to contribute more to that relationship. However, the therapists alone will not be able do the work, you must be a very active participant individually or as a couple.

It is a fact that talking with a supportive person about your feelings and thoughts makes you feel much better. In itself and even of itself, it is known to be very healing to voice and tell somebody about your worries or just talk about what is weighing and bothering you individually or as a couple. Knowing that somebody is listening or cares and wants to assist feels good.

Though it may be helpful to talk to family members and close friends, sometimes, you may require help which those immediately surrounding us may not be able to give. When that extra support or perspective from the outside; that expert guidance is needed talking or meeting a counselor or therapist may be the help to need. True, family and friends are important, but therapy is altogether different. Relationship therapists are professionally-trained to listen and help you get problem root, overcome those emotional challenges, and ultimately make those positive changes that are needed.

Granted, therapy can be very challenging, time consuming and uncomfortable because thoughts and emotions that often arise are part of that healing and treatment process. Relationship therapy however will provide benefits that are long-lasting and which go beyond mere symptom relief. It gives you and your partner tools for changing and transforming your lives and coping with whatever life throws at you.

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