This blog follows how a romance novel set in the Borders of medieval Scotland is researched, written and hopefully *hopefully* published.

Join me on the writing journey and get inspired to try writing a little romance into your own life!

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Researching Romance (and Scotland)

Since then, I have also rediscovered my local library. Unfortunately they don’t have the specific books I want (they are a small town organization), so I’m going through their selection a little half-heartedly.

I also picked up a few books on sale recently—


Scotland: A Photographic Journey

By Iain Thomson; Photos by David Lyons

Barnes and Noble; 2006

A simply beautiful book including great photos of the Lowlands (including the Border region). I may not be able to scope out my locations in person (at least not yet) but at least I have a wonderful view of them as they presently are.

And…

Castles of the Celtic Lands: The Historic Castles of Ireland, Scotland and Wales

By Rodney Castleden

Barnes and Noble; 2006

This one also has lovely pictures and gives some great general info about major castles, cathedrals and abbeys. Lovely! Three sections actually pertain to what I’m writing, so WOO-HOOO! Nothing’s better than a pretty, fun and functional book.

Read, research and have fun while you write--I do!

~Saoirse

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