Time Travel 101 Part 2: Magic potions don’t work…what does


There’s no easy way to write a time travel romance.

Contrary to what you may think, there are no magic potions or spells or tricks involved. No rabbit out of a hat, even if there is a handsome magician holding the top hat.

It’s something much more difficult to conjure up.


As elusive as a butterfly catching the wind. Writers often capture that butterfly and hold it in a jar, stare at it, beg their imaginations to work.

Nothing happens.

Then the butterfly runs out of breath and stops flapping its wings…


So how do you let your butterfly, that is, your imagination, figure out how to write a time travel?

You let it fly…or run free. See the world. Observe. Soar high, then sniff close to the earth, smell the fragrance of sweet jasmine. Feel the soft rain upon your wings.

In other words, do your research.


Time Travel 101 Part 2:

Time travel can come from anywhere you wish, but it should come out of the story, the setting, the characters. In LOVE ME FOREVER , my heroine finds an old Civil War belt buckle buried in the battlefield along with a fallen soldier’s bones. How I used that buckle to make her travel through time, well…you’ll see in my story.

The bottom line is: if I didn’t do my research, I never would have found my time conduit.



She wore gray.
He wore blue.
But their love defied the boundaries of war.
And time.

LOVE ME FOREVER is a Kindle Scout selection and is now available for PRE-ORDER at Amazon.com soon!  CLICK HERE to pre-order your copy.

Posted on July 24, 2015, in Amazon, Antietam, author, books, Civil War, drama, historical, Kindle, Kindle Press, kindle scout, KindleUnlimited, military hero, romance, sexy, soldier, spy, time travel, Uncategorized, writer, Writing and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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