regency england

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    Susanna accepts a marriage proposal from a neighborhood friend, and while she's adored Camden since childhood, she never expected him to reciprocate her feelings. Does social peril and uncontrollable weather keep the lovebirds from the altar or do they find their happily ever after?
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    Discussion Writing the Regency - Summary & References

    WRITING REGENCY SET NOVELS SUMMARY Shannon Donnelly shannondonnelly.com twitter.com/sdwriter facebook.com/sdwriter I hope by now everyone has a better idea about the Regency era and how it can be used to create wonderful novels. The era is perfect for lots of conflict—conflict between...
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    Discussion Writing the Regency - Lecture 12

    WRITING REGENCY SET NOVELS LECTURE 12 – Fashions Shannon Donnelly sd-writer.com twitter.com/sdwriter facebook.com/sdwriter Technically, the Regency lasted from 1811—when Parliament enacted the Regency Bill making Prince George the Regent of England, so he might rule in place of his mad...
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    Discussion Writing the Regency - Lecture 11

    WRITING REGENCY SET NOVELS LECTURE 11 – MILITARY COMMISSIONS Shannon Donnelly sd-writer.com twitter.com/sdwriter facebook.com/sdwriter The practice of selling military commissions started in 1683 during the reign of Charles II and continued until 1871 and the Cardwell Reforms, which were broad...
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    Discussion Writing the Regency - Lecture 10

    WRITING REGENCY SET NOVELS LECTURE 10 - The Seasons Shannon Donnelly sd-writer.com twitter.com/sdwriter facebook.com/sdwriter We live in a world where we are, by and large, isolated from the seasons. We can eat strawberries year round, we travel without much thought as to the weather, and when...
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    Homework Writing the Regency - Setting ?

    In any Regency, the setting is as much a character as are your people. Setting includes not just the place, but also the weather (time of year), and what else is going on in the world. So...where is your setting? I've used the Yorkshire countryside (I lived there for a year so it was a...
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    Discussion Writing the Regency - Lecture 9

    WRITING REGENCY SET NOVELS LECTURE 9 – SPORTING ENTERTAINMENTS Shannon Donnelly sd-writer.com twitter.com/sdwriter facebook.com/sdwriter Entertainment in the country meant home-grown amusment, including reading, writing, walking, country balls, fox hunting, informal steeplechase races, local...
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    Discussion Writing the Regency - Lecture 8

    WRITING REGENCY SET NOVELS LECTURE 8 – LIFE IN THE COUNTRY Shannon Donnelly shannondonnelly.com twitter.com/sdwriter facebook.com/sdwriter While most Regency fiction is set in the city, the countryside offers great opportunities for stories—particularly, a country estate. Any country estate...
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    Discussion Writing the Regency - Lecture 7

    WRITING REGENCY SET NOVELS LECTURE 7 – LADY’S WORK: RUNNING A HOUSEHOLD Shannon Donnelly shannondonnelly.com twitter.com/sdwriter facebook.com/sdwriter Shopping. Parties. Fashion. Frivolity and pleasurable pastimes. Much of Regency fiction presents ladies indulging in such a life. But a...
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    Discussion Writing the Regency - Lecture 6

    WRITING REGENCY SET NOVELS LECTURE 6 – WHAT DID IT COST? Shannon Donnelly shannondonnelly.com twitter.com/sdwriter facebook.com/sdwriter In one of my novels, Proper Conduct, the heroine spends a good deal of time worrying about money that is not there, particular after her father spends nearly...
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    Discussion Writing the Regency - Lecture 5

    WRITING REGENCY SET NOVELS LECTURE 5 –RESEARCH & WHAT DO YOU NEED TO GET RIGHT Shannon Donnelly shannondonnelly.com twitter.com/sdwriter facebook.com/sdwriter The research for any historical novel can seem daunting, but the Regency novel has a reputation for being harder than other eras...
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    Homework Writing the Regency - What's Your Premise?

    Now that we're a little ways into the lectures, here is a place to post your premise (or what you're thinking about) for a Regency-set story. The premise can be character based (for example, a story I wrote started with the premise of a woman looking at three young girls playing on a lawn--and...
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    Discussion Writing the Regency - Lecture 4

    WRITING REGENCY SET NOVELS LECTURE 4 – PEERS – OR LORDS TEMPORAL Shannon Donnelly shannondonnelly.com twitter.com/sdwriter facebook.com/sdwriter We tend to think of dukes and viscounts as having always been in the British nobility. In fact, these titles came into creation at specific dates...
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    Discussion Writing the Regency - Lecture 3

    WRITING REGENCY SET NOVELS LECTURE 3 – REGENCY CHARACTERS Shannon Donnelly ShannonDonnelly.com twitter.com/sdwriter facebook.com/sdwriter What is plausible in fiction is not always the same as what is plausible in real life—the characters from actual history are more contradictory, quirky...
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    Discussion Writing the Regency - Lecture 2

    WRITING REGENCY SET NOVELS LECTURE 2 – WORLD BUILDING Shannon Donnelly shannondonnelly.com twitter.com/sdwriter facebook.com/sdwriter Bestselling author Anne Stuart noted something she learned from her early days of writing Regency romances: "I learned about the subtle totality of...
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    Discussion Writing the Regency - Lecture 1

    WRITING REGENCY SET NOVELS LECTURE 1 Shannon Donnelly ShannonDonnelly.com twitter.com/sdwriter facebook.com/sdwriter To get us started, let's get an overview of the Regency and some of the things that make it a special setting for fiction. The Regency was an era in which a man with no...
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    Discussion Writing the Regency-Introduction

    WRITING REGENCY SET NOVELS INTRODUCTION Shannon Donnelly ShannonDonnelly.com twitter.com/sdwriter facebook.com/sdwriter For all that it covers an amazingly short time span (1811 to 1820) the English Regency has a remarkable allure for writers and readers. Mystery writers, including the great...