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August 2018: Writing Advice
~ Regan Walker ~

CTR asked:
QUESTION: What is the one piece of writing advice that has stuck with you and why? (Something other than ‘write what you know.’)

Regan Walker said:
When I first heard a fellow writer say “Write what you love to read” I was happy as my favorite and most often read romances are the deep historicals, just the kind I love to write.

But for the day to day business of writing, when I’m stuck and don’t quite know how to proceed, I go back to the beginning of the story and read to where I stopped and then I begin to write whatever comes into my head or the characters’ mouths. It seems to work.

I’m not a plotter but let the history lead me and that, too, often works. If you expect those dry days, those moments when the muse deserts you, you can push on to the finish. Just forcing yourself to write can often lead to a great scene.


A Fierce Wind by Regan Walker cover

A Fierce Wind, Donet Trilogy, book 3

[Georgian Romance/Historical Romance]

Love in the time of revolution

France 1794

Zoé Ariane Donet was in love with love until she met the commander of the royalist army fighting the revolutionaries tearing apart France. When the dashing young general is killed, she joins the royalist cause, rescuing émigrés fleeing France.

One man watches over her: Frederick West, the brother of an English earl, who has known Zoé since she was a precocious ten-year-old child. At sixteen, she promised great beauty, the flower of French womanhood about to bloom. Now, four years later, as Robespierre’s Terror seizes France by the throat, Zoé has become a beautiful temptress Freddie vows to protect with his life.

But English spies don’t live long in revolutionary France.

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