by Kristin Holt | Jul 19, 2017 | Articles
I found a book for writers, instructing how to plot a romance so all the essential elements are present, and the book was SO valuable, helped so much, I can’t keep this excellent find to myself. Come see my 5-star review for Gwen Hayes’s Romancing the Beat: Story Structure for Romance Novels.
by Kristin Holt | Jan 14, 2016 | Articles
Were pencils common in Old West households? How early were pencils invented?
Would you be surprised to learn mechanical pencils were invented and in vogue mid-nineteenth century?
by Kristin Holt | Aug 3, 2015 | Articles
I share My Personal Top 5 Reasons AUTHORS (especially me) Benefit From (touring and visiting) Historical Residences. I’ve visited many and share highlights as well as personal epiphanies of the value of researching history up close and personal.
by Kristin Holt | Jun 7, 2015 | Articles
The years 2015 and early 2016 showed a remarkable upsurge of SERIAL novels. SERIES have been around a long while in book format (and readers of western historical romance consistently ask for “related books”, e.g., tell us so-and-so’s story!). By comparing serials to TV episodes (and a year’s worth of a show), mentioning cliffhangers, installments, and various types of fiction, I ask: what is your preference–Series or Serials?
by Kristin Holt | Jun 4, 2015 | Articles
A reader contacted me not long ago, commenting on a book she believed I’d written…
I share my Top Five Ways to Tell Similarly (or Identically) Named Authors Apart. What strategies can you add to the list?