Life has been full of ups and downs lately, not to mention fires, ants, and a rapidly disintegrating fence. Naturally I’ve been comfort reading to balance things out. Sure, I’ve been calling it research, but that’s only true in the slightest sense.
I’ve been reading my way through Georgette Heyer’s Georgian/Regency romances (I finished off her mysteries several months ago) both for enjoyment and to get a better feel for her wording, speech patterns, and conversational styles that do such a wonderful job evoking the period her stories are set in.
Since I’m in the process of revising my own Regency story, which feels a lot like a contemporary dressed up as a historical, I’m hoping all the reading I’ve been doing will be of help as I work to make the story sound more historically accurate.
I’ll be doing a little more reading, once I finish with this post, but then it will be time to get some my own words on the page. I think I’ll get things started by trying my hand at writing something that sounds historically accurate – possibly incorporating some of today’s random words.
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