Evangeline Holland

Sweeping Drama ⚜ Larger than Life History ⚜ Exquisite Romance ⚜ Diverse Perspectives

Archive for January, 2013

January 28th, 2013 by Evangeline Holland

On Melodrama vs Drama and Downton Abbey

melo·dra·ma noun ˈme-lə-ˌdrä-mə, -ˌdra- a work (as a movie or play) characterized by extravagant theatricality and by the predominance of plot and physical action over characterization — Merriam-Webster dra·ma noun ˈdrä-mə, ˈdra- a composition in verse or prose intended to portray life or character or to tell a story usually involving conflicts and emotions through […]

January 24th, 2013 by Evangeline Holland

On Productivity

As I looked at all I wanted to write this year, I began to muse on productivity. As an unpublished author, it’s easy to slack off on writing, or write on a haphazard writing schedule because there are no real deadlines to meet (or advance disbursements dependent upon meeting those deadlines!), no readers clamoring for […]

January 22nd, 2013 by Evangeline Holland

On Writing Difficult Heroines

Actually, it wasn’t until I began paying attention to book blogs and in-depth discussions of the romance genre that I realized there was such a thing as a “difficult heroine”. My method of crafting a book typically begins with a character and a situation, sparked either by something that intrigues me (a movie, snippet of […]