tt4Dear author,

The Teatime Tattler is delighted to host guests every Wednesday. Please fill out the form below with your first choice date, and your second and third choices. We are currently full to 27 December, but are accepting bookings for that date and for 2018.

We ask that you write a post with a gossipy tone, and find a plausible (even if technically impossible) link to what is, after all, a Regency scandal sheet. See past posts for ways past guests have delightfully achieved this.  Secondary characters are particularly useful.

And if one of your characters wishes to seek help for a problem, please contact our dear Aunt Augusta with your questions. She posts on Mondays.

We hope you enjoy the Teatime Tattler, and we look forward to reading your contribution.

Sincerely yours

S. Clemens, Editor and Proprietor.

Guidelines

  • The Belles strive for a playful tone on our site.
  • We think of the Tattler as a regency scandal sheet. Try for a gossipy tone.
  • Humor and fun are welcome additions but not required.
  • Try to keep the interview or topic posting to 500 words or less. Try to keep your total blog entry to 1000-1500 words including bio, blurb, excerpt and post.

Suggested postings (feel free to propose another

  • Have a minor character report on what they see happening in the story.
  • Use a character snippet to give backstory to your novel. If you create a scene of some sort, put a note over the top that a gossip sheet might have such as “Overheard at a . . .”
  • Create a correspondence between two characters
  • Stage a lecture on a controversial topic
  • Have Mr. Clemens interview a character during a public lecture
  • Write a “report” by a fictional reporter
  • Write on a topic from your research. Report it as a character from that era.

To schedule a slot, please give us your name, your author name, your email address, and list three Wednesdays you would like to appear on the Teatime Tattler.