Discussion in 'Publishing' started by Anonymouse33, Aug 27, 2010.
Is there a market for love stories set in historical times?
yes, if well written
Have you ever glanced at the Romance novel section in a supermarket?
The shelves are laden with period romances.
Quality is relative.
By the way, you probably want to give threads titles that give some idea of what you are asking, if you want useful replies.
Sorry. I'll make sure to do that next time.
Yes! My nan eats them up, esp ones set during the war for some reason. I think thats because she was little then and has an interest in it.
Have you ever read anything by Phillipa Gregory? She writes historical fiction that always circles around a love story, and she sells, and sells, and sells...
No, I've never heard of Phillipa Gregory. The only one i can think of off the top of my head is Pride and Predjudice. I love history though, and thought it might be cool to try one.
Pride and Prejudice was contemporary romance when it was written wasn't it? I always thought that historical romance denoted a romance set in a time before that in which it was written.
Oh yeah. I forgot that it was written years ago.
yes, wrey, that's right!
I love it when people say "historical times". Which part of the 200,000 years of human history do they mean?
Actually, I'd quite like to see a caveman romance novel. Star-crossed lovers from neighbouring cave systems, set before a backdrop of "which tribe can kill the biggest mammoth?". And a love eternal, the most simple and inspiring story in human history, expressed through little more than a series of grunts. Plus all the great (if a little cheesy) metaphors you could get from talking about the discovery of fire and the spark of their relationship. It's gotta be done!!
Why does it have to be human history?
Didn't they make a film of that? With Jack Black and Michael Cera?
Dinosaur romance! Love it! You don't even get grunts - just body language and a few roars. Now that would be something!
What part of history? I immediately thought of Last of the Mohican's although I never read James Fenimore Cooper's book. Love the movie though.
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