Shannon Donnelly

About me

Shannon Donnelly’s writing has won numerous awards, including a RITA nomination for Best Regency, the Grand Prize in the “Minute Maid Sensational Romance Writer” contest, judged by Nora Roberts, RWA’s Golden Heart, and others. Her writing has repeatedly earned 4½ Star Top Pick reviews from Romantic Times magazine, as well as praise from Booklist and other reviewers, who note: “simply superb”…”wonderfully uplifting”….and “beautifully written.”

Her latest Regency Historical Romance, Paths of Desire, can be found as an ebooks on Kindle, Nook and at Smashwords, along with her Regency romances, and her free novella, Cats Cradle. She has had novellas published in several anthologies, has had young adult horror stories published, and is the author of several computer games. She lives in New Mexico and can be found online at sd-writer.com, facebook.com/sdwriter, and twitter/sdwriter.

From my website

Character Motivations

One of the biggest thing that readers need is to related to and understand your characters. If a character does something–particularly something out of character–the reader needs to understand why the character takes this action. Why does the reader need to understand your characters? 1-Understaning means a stronger ability to…

Regency Triva

I’m going to be teaching a workshop in June on Regency Food and Seasons because when you write historical romances you tend to end up knowing a lot of odd things. And I love this kind of trivia. For example, sugar used to come in cones–you’d scrape off what you…

The Art of Narrative

I’m about to do my Show & Tell Workshop online for OCC this May, and I always put in a pitch not just to show more, but to tell better. Narrative seems to have gone out of fashion. It doesn’t seem to be taught, and no one seems to really…

 
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