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LINKS: Romance, Erotica & Historical Fiction

Romance · Costume Sites · Historical Fiction

Romance
All About Romance
http://likesbooks.com/index.php
Articles for writers and readers; reviews, forums, awards, contests, history and travel. (So much stuff on here it's impossible to describe...)

Antique Words, by C. J. Cherryh
http://www.cherryh.com/www/antique1.htm
A list of words that were commonly used prior to the 1900's; useful if you'd like to avoid anachronistic phrases in your historical fiction.

Charlotte Dillon's Resources for Romance Writers
http://www.charlottedillon.com/WritingRomance.html
There's a huge amount of information on this site, not just for romance writers but for all writers. Check out her excellent collection of links for various periods of historical research.

eHarlequin.com: Learn to Write
http://www.harlequin.com/store.html?cid=535
Articles, author interviews, guidelines (for Harlequin, of course), and more.

Encyclopedia of Silly Sex
http://www.likesbooks.com/sillysex.html
A marvelous collection of parodies of "purple prose" love scenes.

Erotica Readers & Writers Association
http://erotica-readers.com/ERA/AR/Erotica_Authors_Resources.htm

Greater Detroit Romance Writers of America: Articles
http://www.gdrwa.org/articles.html
There are loads of interesting articles here on the craft of writing romance, getting published, and more.

Karen Fox Market News
http://www.karenafox.com/market_news.htm
Updates on the romance publishing industry.

Literary Liaisons
http://www.literary-liaisons.com
For readers and writers of historical romance; includes extensive research section.

The Literary Times
https://www.facebook.com/theliterarytimes
A Journal for Lovers of Romantic Fiction, featuring reviews, author profiles, research and reference links, and a place for writers to post upcoming events. (Under revision - visit their facebook page for details.)

Passionate Pen Romance Publisher's List
http://www.killerbookmarketing.com/passionate-pen-romance-publishers-list/

Romance Divas
http://romancedivas.com
Writing articles, a regular column, book reviews, a forum board, critique group, free online workshops with published authors, and more. (Many of the articles are in PDF format.)

Romance Reviews Today
http://www.RomRevToday.com/index.htm
A good place to get your romance novel reviewed.

Romance Sub-Genres
http://www.rwa.org/p/cm/ld/fid=579

Romance@Simegen
http://www.simegen.com/romance/index.html
Dedicated to SF and paranormal romance.

Romance Writers of America
http://www.rwa.org/
The writers' organization for romance.

Romance Writers of America: Romance Author Sites
http://www.rwa.org/p/cm/ld/fid=621

WriteRomance
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/Writeromance/info
"Our goal is to polish our manuscripts for publication, and whether we are published or unpublished, we are serious about creating strong novels that capture the interest of editors and romance readers alike." Currently closed to new members.

Costume Sites
The Costume Page
http://www.costumepage.org/
A vast collection of links to all things costume.

The Costume Site
http://milieux.com/category.php?catid=4

The Costumer's Manifesto: Costume History
http://costumes.org/index.php/Costume_History
Another huge collection of links to sites covering the history of costume across all periods and countries.

History of Costume
http://www.siue.edu/COSTUMES/TEXT_INDEX.HTML

History of Western Fashion
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Western_fashion
This is Wikipedia's entry page to a wide range of articles on costume and fashion covering just about every period of history and geographic area. More text than images.

VictorianVoices.net
http://www.VictorianVoices.net/fashion.shtml
A growing collection of fashion articles scanned from Victorian periodicals. Here you'll find not only pictures of Victorian costume, but the articles themselves describing the fabrics, colors, and latest changes in styles.

Historical Fiction
Historical Fiction or Fictionalized History? Problems for Writers of Historical Novels for Young Adults
http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/ALAN/fall98/brown.html

Historical Fiction Review
http://historical-fiction-review.blogspot.com/
Book reviews and articles on historical fiction.

Historical Novel Society
http://historicalnovelsociety.org/
Includes a definition of the historical novel, articles, reviews, newsletter and more.

Historical Novelists' Center
http://historicalnovelists.tripod.com/homepage.htm
Links and resources; lots of historical information.

Historical Novelists: Times and Places
http://historicalnovelists.tripod.com/arealist.htm
Wonderful bibliography for historical novelists seeking to research periods of history with a special emphasis on "how-to" or "how things were done when" books.

Jo Beverly's Historical Articles
http://www.jobev.com/menu.html
An excellent collection of research articles on British history, including titles, menus, monarchs and more.

Mostly-Victorian.com
http://www.mostly-victorian.com
Hosted by the editor of Writing-World.com, this site offers a growing archive of articles scanned from Victorian periodicals, covering just about every imaginable topic of the Victorian period: royalty, fashion, cooking, crafts, household management (including how to manage the servants), etiquette, travel, health, and much more.

Of Ages Past: The Online Magazine for Historical Fiction
http://www.angelfire.com/il/ofagespast/
Discontinued, but the archive remains online.

Romantically Yours
http://www.theromancewriterslife.com/romanticallyyours/
A free monthly newsletter with interviews, market news, romance events (such as conferences), and more.

Writing History/Writing Fiction: A Virtual Conference
http://www.albany.edu/history/hist_fict/home.htm
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Recommended Reading


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Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing Erotic Romance

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The Everything Guide to Writing a Romance Novel

Improve Your Romance Writing Skills

On Writing Romance

Passionate Ink: A Guide to Writing Erotic Romance

Romance In A Month: Guide to Writing a Romance in 30 Days

The Romance Writer's Handbook

Thinking Like A Romance Writer: The Sensual Writer's Sourcebook of Words and Phrases

Writing a Romance Novel for Dummies

Writing the Great American Romance Novel

Writing Romance

You Can Write a Romance

 

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