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Patricia Rice
The Notorious Atherton, August 2013
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thats an excellent point that we can fix many e-books after theyve come out if they include errors. Publishers, unfortunately, still dont. Im having a hard time imagining any copy editor letting a faux pas as huge as willing an entailed estate and title to someone though! The mind boggles. Patricia Rice http://patriciarice.com
Toggle Commented Jun 20, 2016 on Baronetcy for Sale at Word Wenches
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That's the thing, isn't it? If we pick up a book expecting "historical" and we get "fantasy" instead, then we're bound to be disappointed. Authors ought to be aware of this. I can find RHIANNON in ancient Welsh legends, but it wasn't a name commonly used until the Fleetwood Mac song in 1976. If I'm given an explanation for an odd name: "family legend says we date back to the ancient Celt queen..." I'm fine with weird names. But there books and the internet for looking these up too!
Toggle Commented Jun 18, 2016 on Baronetcy for Sale at Word Wenches
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I'm utterly appalled by the casualness about historical accuracy in a historical! I guess they really are writing fantasies. But the marriage laws...ai yi yi! I have entire tomes on them and I might recite the law, but that doesn't mean anyone ever paid attention to it. Fascinating how society evolves!
Toggle Commented Jun 18, 2016 on Baronetcy for Sale at Word Wenches
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Anne Gracie also has an excellent one. With so many resources these days, there really isn't any reason to get it wrong.
Toggle Commented Jun 18, 2016 on Baronetcy for Sale at Word Wenches
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Having just deleted "babysitting" from my current draft for an 1830 book, I can attest that it's a constant struggle!
Toggle Commented Jun 18, 2016 on Baronetcy for Sale at Word Wenches
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when I was very young and reading a lot of English lit, I spent many hours in the library trying to work out the order of kings and queens and aristocracy!
Toggle Commented Jun 18, 2016 on Baronetcy for Sale at Word Wenches
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Thank you! It's rather nice to know someone besides myself appreciates the details!
Toggle Commented Jun 18, 2016 on Baronetcy for Sale at Word Wenches
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You are a far more generous person than I am, but that may be because I bend over backwards hunting down modern expressions and looking for substitutes. So it irks to see others sliding by. But I agree, a good story is worth reading.
Toggle Commented Jun 17, 2016 on Baronetcy for Sale at Word Wenches
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Ahh, now I have to write a crummy hero and nasty heroine just to see what happens. But I know what you mean!
Toggle Commented Jun 17, 2016 on Baronetcy for Sale at Word Wenches
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Yes, that's what I'm afraid some authors are doing--turning readers away by their lack of curiosity. Really, doesn't one wonder about proper address?
Toggle Commented Jun 17, 2016 on Baronetcy for Sale at Word Wenches
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Resources are so readily available on the internet these days-- I don't know why people don't look it up! Back when I first started, I had to interlibrary loan a tiny book on titles and take copious notes so I could keep it all straight.
Toggle Commented Jun 17, 2016 on Baronetcy for Sale at Word Wenches
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I had a brilliant brainstorm that would cap off the ending so very nicely, except it involved all sorts of research. All writing came to a screeching halt as I dug into the origins of a baronetcy... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2016 at Word Wenches
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Thank you for this addition to Andrea's marvelous blog! I admit to being curious about quills but too lazy to go into the research, but now that I know... I could be dangerous!
Toggle Commented Jun 13, 2016 on Regency Write Stuff at Word Wenches
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Yes, isn't it wonderful that we can find our tribe online? Hope your community is always as lovely and supportive as ours.
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I can't help it, the history bits always creep in, because they're always relevant to the current day. And this is how we create a writing community--by reaching out to each other. Welcome to our world!
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readers also help tremendously! Just think of us as a book exchange.
Toggle Commented Jun 3, 2016 on Wench Tenth Anniversary Guests at Word Wenches
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perhaps we have built-in needs that our books fill? I used to read anything I could get my hands on, but books with love stories were always my favorites, even Zane Grey!
Toggle Commented Jun 3, 2016 on Wench Tenth Anniversary Guests at Word Wenches
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The Word Wenches are presenting comments from readers, authors, and other industry professionals on the last ten years of romance, history, and the world in general. Welcome our guests, please! Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2016 at Word Wenches
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we all meet in elevators, as one does. Better than that stairway to heaven!
Toggle Commented May 26, 2016 on In Memoriam: Jo Beverley at Word Wenches
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Hi, Sandy! One of the best parts of a celebration of life is the chance to "see" people we haven't heard from in a long time. Thank you for stopping by!
Toggle Commented May 26, 2016 on In Memoriam: Jo Beverley at Word Wenches
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and the wenches have always enjoyed your take on the language, John. Jo is smiling down on you now! Thank you for stopping by.
Toggle Commented May 26, 2016 on In Memoriam: Jo Beverley at Word Wenches
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and she was always so remarkably accurate! But she left a lovely collection for you to peruse.
Toggle Commented May 26, 2016 on In Memoriam: Jo Beverley at Word Wenches
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Merry, you may never have met her in person, but you have met her. We all know our readers and feel as if we've met them in person. Jo was no different. We'll just have to commune with her through her books now.
Toggle Commented May 26, 2016 on In Memoriam: Jo Beverley at Word Wenches
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oh, that's a lovely thought, thank you! Those Walker Regencies were my first introduction to Regency romance, and Jo my first inspiration. I love thinking of Jo and Edith looking down on us, laughing over a cup of ... whatever.
Toggle Commented May 24, 2016 on In Memoriam: Jo Beverley at Word Wenches
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lovely, even if it makes me weep. thank you!
Toggle Commented May 24, 2016 on In Memoriam: Jo Beverley at Word Wenches
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