Weekend Grab Bag – From Writing Tips to a Star Wars Call Me Maybe

Song playing right now on my playlist: “Walk Like an Egyptian,” by Bangles

NEWS: I’m heading to the RWA Conference on Tuesday, so there will be no Six Sunday tomorrow, or Monday Hunk, or Grab Bag. I don’t expect to resume normal blogging until August 1. I hope to do some sort of live blogging of the conference, but not sure how that will pan out, so we’ll see!

Writing and the Writing Life:

Romance Writing

Browncoats:

In Geekdom:

  • And I’ll leave you with this (h/t The Nerdist):

What’s Your Fave Time-Travel Romance?

time travelOther than Outlander? And I’m not saying that in jest. I know that’s mine and many others, though it’s not strictly a Romance. Trying to describe it reminds me of the grandfather in The Princess Bride when he’s trying to convince his grandson that the story he’s going to read is worth it and lists all the cool stuff in it:

The Grandson: A book?
Grandpa: That’s right. When I was your age, television was called books. And this is a special book. It was the book my father used to read to me when I was sick, and I used to read it to your father. And today I’m gonna read it to you.
The Grandson: Has it got any sports in it?
Grandpa: Are you kidding? Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles
The Grandson: Doesn’t sound too bad. I’ll try to stay awake.
Grandpa: Oh, well, thank you very much, very nice of you. Your vote of confidence is overwhelming.

I didn’t hear about Outlander until I’d finished my first draft and went to Barnes & Noble to ask them to recommend some time-travel books. The helpful lady recommended Outlander (with a warning that it could be addictive, and boy was she right!) and The Time Traveler’s Wife. I read both and immediately had to change my main character’s name (Claire), LOL!

Anyway, I didn’t want to turn this into a post on Outlander. I’ve read some other time-travel romances, but nothing that really wowed me. Though I’ve been an avid reader of non-Romance time travel (love Connie Willis!).

So, I thought I’d open this post up to you. What is your favorite time-travel romance and why?