Researching the Romance:
How and When to Use Research Effectively

Presented by
Margaret Moore

Abridged Handout

What's the difference between a historical romance and a historical novel?

How should research be used in a novel?

verisimilitude

telling details

characterization

How much is too much?

How to keep the research from slowing the pace:

active description

details tell us about the characters

keep the focus on the characters, not events

Other Handouts Used In This Workshop

Setting Exercise

Suggested Reading List


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