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Dialogue: Don’t Let’Em Say What You Mean by Shannon Donnelly

Great dialogue can make or break a novel. That’s my opinion. It may stem from growing up watching a lot of 1930’s screwball comedies. Zingers fly with rapid fire and everyone talks. A lot. But the importance of dialogue really sank in when I wrote A Proper Mistress. I went for a lot of dialogue …
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The Allure of Regency England by Shannon Donnelly

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 John Dixon Carr, have chosen the era for a setting, and the Napoleonic wars offer the setting for the popular Sharp series by Bernard Cornwell and …