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- All About Romance
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Articles, author interviews, guidelines (for Harlequin, of course), and more.
- Encyclopedia of Silly Sex
- A marvelous collection of parodies of "purple prose" love scenes.
- Erotica Readers & Writers Association
- Greater Detroit Romance Writers of America: Articles
- There are loads of interesting articles here on the craft of writing romance, getting published, and more.
- Karen Fox Market News
- Updates on the romance publishing industry.
- Literary Liaisons
- For readers and writers of historical romance; includes extensive research section.
- The Literary Times
- 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
- Romance Divas
- 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
- A good place to get your romance novel reviewed.
- Romance Sub-Genres
- Dedicated to SF and paranormal romance.
- Romance Writers of America
- The writers' organization for romance.
- Romance Writers of America: Romance Author Sites
- "Our goal is to polish our manuscripts for publication, and whether we are published or unpublished, we are serious about creating strong novels that capture the interest of editors and romance readers alike."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.
- The Costume Page
- A vast collection of links to all things costume.
- The Costume Site
- The Costumer's Manifesto: Costume History
- Another huge collection of links to sites covering the history of costume across all periods and countries.
- History of Costume
- 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.
- 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 or Fictionalized History? Problems for Writers of Historical Novels for Young Adults
- Historical Fiction Review
- Book reviews and articles on historical fiction.
- Historical Novel Society
- Includes a definition of the historical novel, articles, reviews, newsletter and more.
- Historical Novelists' Center
- Links and resources; lots of historical information.
- Historical Novelists: Times and Places
- 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
- An excellent collection of research articles on British history, including titles, menus, monarchs and more.
- 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
- Discontinued, but the archive remains online.
- Romantically Yours
- A free monthly newsletter with interviews, market news, romance events (such as conferences), and more.
- Writing History/Writing Fiction: A Virtual Conference
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