Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Guest Blogger- Georgie Lee!

Today please welcome guest blogger and author extroninare- Georgie Lee!

I've always enjoyed classical mythology. The archetypes speak to me as they have to millions of people throughout the centuries. Edith Hamilton and her book Mythology, was my first introduction into the classic stories of man verses god and sometimes himself. In college, I discovered Joseph Campbell and how mythic images are still with us today.


If you aren't familiar with Joseph Campbell's work and want a quick introduction, then I'd recommend Reflections on the Art of Living: A Joseph Campbell Companion edited by Diane K. Osborn. It is a beautifully compiled series of his lectures and thoughts on mythic subjects and how they still influence and inspire us. It also provides a good introduction into the concept of the hero’s journey and examples of its continued use in modern novels and movies.


In regards writing and how mythic imagery still influences storytellers, my two favorite books are The Writer’s Journey and The Artist’s Way.


The Writer's Journey was one of the first writing books that I read. Myths and mythic images have always helped inspire my stories and characters, and the idea of crafting a story along the lines of the hero's journey appeals to me. The plotting techniques are great for helping me create both simple and complex stories and characters that appeal to a wide range of people.


Another writing book that appeals to my mythological side is The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron. The book offers some great writing techniques for inspiring the muse. Her method of daily journaling helps keep writer's block at bay.


I’m always on the lookout for great new books on the art and craft of writing. I’d love to hear some of your suggestions for books dealing with the hero’s journey and using it to plot and write. Also, please check out Engagement of Convenience, my Harlequin Historical debut and see if you can spot an archetype or two.

Engagement of Convenience by Georgie Lee
Julia Howard longs for the freedom her inheritance will bring her—but with her controlling brother holding the purse strings, she's going to need a most convenient engagement… An encounter in the woods with a dashing stranger couldn't be more timely. 

Wounded, his life at sea at an end, Captain James Covington isn't prepared for the dull ache of civilian life. He sees in Julia a fellow adventurous spirit—willing to risk all. Could agreeing to her outrageous proposal help him recapture a reason to live as they face the biggest adventure of all—marriage?
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A dedicated history and film buff, Georgie Lee loves combining her passion for Hollywood, history and storytelling through romantic fiction. She began writing professionally at a small TV station in San Diego before moving to Los Angeles to work in the interesting but strange world of the entertainment industry.
Her first novel, Lady’s Wager, and her contemporary novella, Rock ‘n’ Roll Reunion are both available from Ellora’s Cave Blush. Labor Relations, a contemporary romance of Hollywood, and Studio Relations, a love story set in 1935 Hollywood, are currently available from Montlake Romance. Hero’s Redemption, a Regency novella, is now available from Carina Press.  
When not writing, Georgie enjoys reading non-fiction history and watching any movie with a costume and an accent. Please visit for more information about Georgie and her novels.
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