Writing the Historical Romance Novel

Event Details

  • Event Date:
    Saturday, January 29, 2022 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Members:
book cover for "Always a Princess" by Clive Rose

Event Description

Hosted by Robin Quinn, our Westside Satellite serves writers from the Palisades south to LAX, and those in Culver City, Inglewood, Ladera Heights, Westwood — even Beverly Hills. All interested writers are welcome — IWOSC members or not, published or not, Westside resident or not.

The historical romance novel presents its own challenges. You must do enough research to create a world in a particular time. Your characters will have to reflect that time, in their language and behavior. You need to choose select details to help anchor them in the period. You also need to make the romantic relationship interesting enough to keep the reader turning the pages and coming back for more of your books.

At our January Satellite, we will explore:

  • How author Clyve Rose picked her time period for Always a Princess, its prequel The Christmas Salon and the forthcoming sequel to the Princess novel
  • Tips for researching historical fiction
  • How to create realistic dialog
  • Handling the love interest character
  • How to create a happy ending that will satisfy the reader
  • Appearing in Anthologies with other authors to grow your fan base

June’s Westside Satellite will be offered in our usual interview-style, with moderator Robin June’s Westside Satellite will be offered in our usual interview-style, with moderator Robin Quinn leading the discussion. There will be two breaks where she’ll take your questions from registration and the chat to present to our guest.

Clyve Rose - Blue dress lover

Clyve Rose is an award-winning and Amazon best-selling author of historical fiction. Based in Australia, she has been writing historical romance for the best part of two decades. She believes that love is the highest and strongest force known in the world, and that it only manifests when we are our best and truest selves. Her romance novels include Always a Princess and The Christmas Salon. In addition her novellas appear in two anthologies, the just-released Sweet Christmas Secrets and Secrets of The Soho Club