The Royal Forums Coat of Arms


Join The Royal Forums Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #101  
Old 09-23-2012, 02:13 PM
nascarlucy's Avatar
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Central Florida Area, United States
Posts: 1,434
I write fanfiction for NASCAR , Criminal Minds and CSI Miami.The nice thing about it is anyone can write for it (you don't have to be a published author or even a good writer to do so). As Catherine J stated, there are some good writers. Most are probably average and would never get a book or novel published. The fact that someone others than family or friends read it is great, even if it's not that great.

When I first saw the NASCAR fan fiction I was surprised that you were allowed to use the actual names of the drivers in the story because they are real people. I assume that they got legal advice when the website was put up. To my knowledge, none of the drivers have ever sued the website for the content that has been written on this website.

When I've written in this forum I've been respectful of the drivers that I've written about them. Nothing explicit or graphic about them. Sometimes I added events that had happened to them or things about the driver that was known and things that were true (hearing it coming out of their mouth for example) if this had something to do with the story or I put it into the story. In the preview I would mention this as well as saying that to my knowledge other things in the story didn't occur.

The fan fiction Criminal Minds and CSI Miami are written about the characters on the show, not the actors themselves. You also have fan fiction for TV shows, novels and other such things.

When I first started writing for fan fiction, I looked to see if they had any fanfiction royalty. They didn't. I would have been surprised if they did.

I wish you the best of luck William Kuhn and look forward to reading your're book.
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #102  
Old 09-23-2012, 07:33 PM
Osipi's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: On the west side of North up from Back, United States
Posts: 16,745
Quote:
Originally Posted by William Kuhn View Post
I think to write fiction you must like to live intensely in the imagined life of your character, and that person may either be a living person or someone who is completely invented. MRS QUEEN has both.
My personal opinion is that an author that can spin a tale about a personage that is quite well known to the general public, has his work cut out for him much more than creating a fictional character. This book of yours sounds like a total winner to me. Its a whimsical "what if... " situation and HM's escape into the world of the unknown and being unknown.

Be sure to mail a copy when it is published to Buck House (or Windsor Castle for that matter). For some reason I think the person that would get the most joy out of this story would be HM herself. It makes me wonder just how often it has crossed her mind that she'd really like to chuck it all to the wind and just take off on a spree.
__________________

__________________
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. ~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~~
Reply With Quote
  #103  
Old 09-25-2012, 09:11 AM
William Kuhn's Avatar
Commoner
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Boston, United States
Posts: 11
Mrs Queen Takes the Train

Queen Elizabeth II boards a public train incognita in this new novel published by HarperCollins on October 16, 2012. Australian publication in November by Allen & Unwin.

You can find out more about it here:

Home - William Kuhn including an excerpt.

Some of the pictures in the books are here:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...6622691&type=3

With apologies for posting incorrectly in some other threads,

Bill

Do let me know what you think. Thanks. bk
Reply With Quote
  #104  
Old 09-29-2012, 03:24 PM
Osipi's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: On the west side of North up from Back, United States
Posts: 16,745
Mrs. Queen Takes The Train

I really have to thank my lucky stars that we're retired and for the most part, my time is my own to do as I please with it.

After glancing at the clock on my computer last night and noticing it was just going on 10 PM, I figured "what the heck.... I'll read a little bit more.". Next thing I knew, I was closing Mrs. Queen Takes The Train and the world around me had changed into another morning. This book is definitely one that will grab your interests and keep you enthralled throughout the story. I just couldn't put it down until I finished it.

This story centers around HM Queen Elizabeth II taking the public transportation train from London's King's Cross to see Brittania moored in Leith, Scotland. Simple enough of a plot one would think but this book has more depth to it than your ordinary fiction. The more I read, the more I realized that discussions on the various aspects of this adventure would fit nicely into any one of the threads here on the British Royal Family and how the monarchy works. Its London 2012 and as in real life, this book reflects the pulse of the people be they a reflective Queen, a veteran of Iraq working in the Royal Household, a poet working his gap year in a cheese store or a woman more comfortable with horses than she is with humans.

I would definitely state that this book is a must read. I'm also enclosing a link to an article I'd posted on the board a while back ago and it was this image that I pictured HM as on her grand adventure. HM in a hoodie? You betcha!!

Thanks Bill so much for one of the most enjoyable books I've read in a long time!


Queen Elizabeth II Wears A Hoodie While Driving A Range Rover (PHOTO)
__________________
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. ~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~~
Reply With Quote
  #105  
Old 09-29-2012, 04:21 PM
William Kuhn's Avatar
Commoner
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Boston, United States
Posts: 11
thank you

[Blushing] Thank you for posting about Mrs Queen as well as for giving it a sympathetic summary and endorsement Osipi. Bill K
Reply With Quote
  #106  
Old 09-30-2012, 10:54 PM
Gentry
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Tampa, United States
Posts: 93
These are a fun read....


http://rhysbowen.com/books/royal-spyness-series/
Reply With Quote
  #107  
Old 11-29-2012, 11:59 AM
vkrish's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 985
Queen Elizabeth II in fiction

Hi all
I just finished reading Jeffrey Archer's 'First Among Equals', and was delighted to see Queen was covered pretty well.The State Opening Of Parliament was mentioned in detail. I have two aspects for discussion..

1.But by the end the Queen discretely seeks 'some advice' from PM and Leaders of Her Parties and Speaker.Then in the final chapter, Prince Charles is shown as King Charles III.SO was she abdicating? was the consultation about that?

2.I was pretty unamused Archer viewed that prospect of Queen abdicating, given his depth in British politics. I dont think anyone doubts how serious the Queen is about going on till the end..So why did he imagine such a thing..and it hardly affects the plot..

And also in another Jeffrey Archer novel, I guess A Prisoner of Birth, in the end the protagonists's lawyer is able to save him by observing that the registration stamps were fake, on basis that the Queen's face appeared younger on the stamps, whereas by that date, stamps bearing older (aged) version of Queen's face were already issued.
I like such references of Queen in fiction.
Anyone else have come across such things in any novels? Would you like to share them?
Reply With Quote
  #108  
Old 11-29-2012, 12:15 PM
csw csw is offline
Courtier
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Columbus, United States
Posts: 562
I love the idea of this thread and wish I had something to contribute. Thanks for starting it.
Reply With Quote
  #109  
Old 07-04-2013, 12:27 PM
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 211
I recently enjoyed Venus in Winter: A Novel of Bess of Hardwick by Gillian Bagwell Historical Fiction Roundup 6: Venus in Winter: A Novel of Bess of Hardwick by Gillian Bagwell | Carolyn Harris: Royal Historian
Reply With Quote
  #110  
Old 07-04-2013, 01:13 PM
EchoLynn's Avatar
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Chandler, Arizona, United States
Posts: 175
I have to admit... I am the author of 1 finished and 4 'works in progress' Harry Potter Fan Fictions... lol. The thing about my Fan Fics, is even for the HP world, four of them are quite 'out there' in terms of the main couples and very 'AU'. But I wouldn't trade any of them for the world. I haven't been able to update the WIP's in a while... because thanks to them, I've started hard work on several Original novels :)

One of which... is about a fictional Royal Prince

Fan Fiction is awesome in that you get to exercise your writing muscles, connect with others who share your interest in continuing and expanding stories that are over.

Though I've been hard at work (during NaNoWriMo as well) on my original fics, I still work or at least take notes and write snippets of chapters that will be updated when I can. I am a huge believer in not leaving people hanging... but sometimes you got to roll with the punches a bit and my original novels have had plot bunnies galore!
__________________
~{}~ Love is a choice... ~{}~
Reply With Quote
  #111  
Old 08-29-2013, 06:44 PM
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: new york, United States
Posts: 6
New book on British royal family tree?

New book on Prince William's modern family tree?

There is a new book out by Brewin Books, England, written by Shirley Thompson, entitled "Unlocking the Gates" which is presented as "fiction", but the central characters bear a remarkable resemblance to some of those who are leading figures in Prince William's modern day family. For example, could "Princess Maria" be the late Princess Diana? etc., etc., etc.

I recommend you read "Gates" and see what you think..... I am a royals watcher, and this is spot intriguing. I may be wrong, but this seems more than coincidental...... http://www.brewinbooks.comn
Reply With Quote
  #112  
Old 08-30-2013, 03:29 PM
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Waterford, United States
Posts: 2,947
Quote:
Originally Posted by vkrish View Post
Hi all
..

And also in another Jeffrey Archer novel, I guess A Prisoner of Birth, in the end the protagonists's lawyer is able to save him by observing that the registration stamps were fake, on basis that the Queen's face appeared younger on the stamps, whereas by that date, stamps bearing older (aged) version of Queen's face were already issued.
I like such references of Queen in fiction.
Anyone else have come across such things in any novels? Would you like to share them?
There's a book, "In the Wet", by Neville Shute, which you might enjoy. It was published in 1953, but some of the book is set in the future. I won't describe it at length, but the Queen and the DoE have prominent parts, and it will make you think.
Reply With Quote
  #113  
Old 04-24-2014, 07:09 PM
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 211
Recently read Eva Stachniak's Empress of the Night on Catherine the Great. Here's my review Empress of the Night: A Novel of Catherine the Great by Eva Stachniak (Historical Fiction Review) | Carolyn Harris: Royal Historian
Reply With Quote
  #114  
Old 04-26-2014, 10:44 PM
LadyMarisa's Avatar
Commoner
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Florida, United States
Posts: 19
For middle grade books, the Royal Diaries series is a great read about the lives of young (real) Royal women. Alison Weir has written a bunch of both Non Fiction and Fiction books based on multiple royal families, and Juliet Grey has a series based on Marie Antoinette. In the terms of fantasy, there's the A Song of Fire and Ice series by George RR Martin, the Fire & Thorns series by Rae Carson, and the Selection series by Kiera Cass.

Especially concerning fantasy, there's usually at least ONE royal character, so books with some influx of royalty aren't that hard to find!
__________________
For all of your European Royal fashion needs, check out Fashion of Royals, a tumblr dedicated to finding the fashion's our favorite royals.
Reply With Quote
  #115  
Old 04-28-2014, 12:38 AM
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Waterford, United States
Posts: 2,947
Princess Elizabeth's Spy

This is a very 'slight' book, nonetheless enjoyable, by Susan Elia MacNeal. Its conceit is that a brilliant American mathematician, Maggie Hope, formerly Churchill's secretary, is dispatched to Windsor Castle to serve as Princess Elizabeth's maths tutor. Of course, she is also supposed to snoop a bit, which she is quite good at, and has to protect the Princess from enemy kidnappers.

The descriptions of Windsor are interesting, and of course the depiction of the young Elizabeth is irresistible. I enjoyed it, but it was like eating cotton candy-sweet but insubstantial.
__________________
"If you look for the bad in people expecting to find it, you surely will.”

Abraham Lincoln
Reply With Quote
  #116  
Old 05-05-2014, 01:03 PM
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 211
Just finished Sharon Kay Penman's A King's Ransom - the best historical novel I've read so far this year.

A King’s Ransom by Sharon Kay Penman (Historical Fiction Review) | Carolyn Harris: Royal Historian
Reply With Quote
  #117  
Old 10-27-2017, 12:45 PM
Nobility
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Burbank, United States
Posts: 251
Lightbulb Stories about fictional royalty

I thought this would make for a fun thread because there are so many stories out there about made-up royals. Putting aside Meg Cabot, as I think we're all familiar with the Princess Diaries (very fun books, but lame movies, imo) we could still be here all day listing books that fit in this category. There's Danielle Steel's HRH, a book about a Liechtenstein princess. Steel explains why her princess of Liechtenstein is an HRH instead of an HSH by putting forth the notion of Christiana inheriting her mother's HRH status. Improbable, but ok. When I read it years ago, I was able to suspend disbelief and deal with it. I recently found a weird little book called Burbank Story: About a lot of things that, strange as it may seem, contains some royal characters. Two of the characters are the sons of a distant cousin of the Queen of Great Britain. And then there is another family of characters who are Finnish nobility. The ignorant characters living in California (Burbank ) keep referring to these Finnish nobles as royalty, so that's fun. The story is about an old Finnish fishmonger who by a strange turn of events ends up living in Burbank and creating a Museum of Finnish Culture. The author has an odd sense of humor, which I like mostly. A lot things in it are outlandish, but honestly, I couldn't put it down, and it was a very quick read. There's no "ending" either. At the "end," it says "to be continued," so I'm assuming the author has another installment in the works!
Reply With Quote
  #118  
Old 10-27-2017, 03:36 PM
Osipi's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: On the west side of North up from Back, United States
Posts: 16,745
This is a fun idea for a thread as there are good books out there that take royal persons and put them into fictional settings. I can think of two books right off the top of my head for this thread.

The first one is "Mrs. Queen Takes the Train" by William Kuhn. A delightful story of the adventures of HM, Queen Elizabeth when one day she gets the bright idea that she would like to see her yacht, The Britannia, once again. HM slips away into the world dressed in a hoodie and goes on an adventure. Panic ensues when HM is discovered missing and the entire book is just a joy to read. I actually learned about the book here on The Royal Forums from the author himself and was sent a copy of the book from him. From Goodreads:

An absolute delight of a debut novel by William Kuhn—author of Reading Jackie: Her Autobiography in Books—Mrs Queen Takes the Train wittily imagines the kerfuffle that transpires when a bored Queen Elizabeth strolls out of the palace in search of a little fun, leaving behind a desperate team of courtiers who must find the missing Windsor before a national scandal erupts. Reminiscent of Alan Bennett’s The Uncommon Reader, this lively, wonderfully inventive romp takes readers into the mind of the grand matriarch of Britain’s Royal Family, bringing us an endearing runaway Queen Elizabeth on the town—and leading us behind the Buckingham Palace walls and into the upstairs/downstairs spaces of England’s monarchy.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...akes-the-train

The second book is "Royal Secret" by John Bentley. It reads kind of like a historical puzzle similar to "The DaVinci Code" by Dan Brown. From Goodreads:

Following the death of an American bio-billionaire a thrilling exposé of mystery and intrigue links the power politics of today directly to the bisexual spy rings of Queen Elizabeth 1st. Through the eyes of a women seeking to uncover the truth of the death of the man she loves, The Royal Secret reveals the story of one of the world’s best known men whose rightful claim to the thrones of England and America has been concealed until this day.

From Washington to London to Paris and the castles of the Templars, Mrs G has only weeks in which to decrypt clues from the distant past of the Kaballah and the bloodline of Christ himself. As she delves into a world of mysticism she exposes modern science to criticism in its suppression of a superior occult intelligence known only to those who have ruled the world down the Centuries, as they still do today.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...e-royal-secret

I'll be back when I think of more books. Thanks for starting this thread.
__________________
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. ~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~~
Reply With Quote
  #119  
Old 03-01-2018, 08:41 PM
Nobility
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Burbank, United States
Posts: 251
Archipel des Passions by Charlotte Casiraghi and Robert Maggiori

The Professor and the Student, founders of Les Rencontres Philosophiques de Monaco (philomonaco.com) have written this ebook and published through Editions du Seuil, for kindle only so far, and in French.

Here they talk about it:
https://youtu.be/5n8S_SL_Ic4

You can buy it on Amazon or directly at the publisher:
Archipel des passions, Charlotte Casiraghi, Documents - Seuil | Editions Seuil

Or through Fnac in France.

The book is dedicated to Robert's brother Joseph and Charlotte's father "Stephano" (sic) who are both deceased.

Here are some quotes translated into English: https://thecrownhistorian.tumblr.com...l-des-passions
Reply With Quote
  #120  
Old 03-07-2018, 03:15 PM
Moonmaiden23's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Los Angeles, United States
Posts: 10,777
Thank you for this info and especially the translations tatianacressida, much appreciated!
__________________

__________________
"Be who God intended you to be, and you will set the world on fire" St. Catherine of Siena

"The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice". Martin Luther King Jr. 1929-1968
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
britannia, diana's death and funeral, queen elizabeth ii, royal train


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Popular Tags
american archie mountbatten-windsor asia asian baby names biography birth britain britannia british royal family buckingham palace camilla camilla parker-bowles camilla parker bowles china china chinese ming dynasty asia asian emperor royalty qing chinese clarence house colorblindness commonwealth countries coronation daisy doge of venice dresses duchess of sussex duke of cambridge duke of sussex edward vii family life family tree gemstones george vi gradenigo hello! henry viii highgrove history hochberg hypothetical monarchs japan jewellery kensington palace książ castle lili mountbatten-windsor list of rulers medical meghan markle monarchy mongolia mountbatten names nara period plantinum jubilee pless politics portugal prince harry princess eugenie queen louise royalty of taiwan solomon j solomon spanish royal family speech sussex suthida taiwan thai royal family united states united states of america wales


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:15 AM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2021
Jelsoft Enterprises
×