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Books and Films about the Romanovs and Imperial Russia => Books about the Romanovs and Imperial Russia => Topic started by: russianlover76 on April 27, 2006, 08:08:05 PM

Title: what do you think of writing a new Romanov book
Post by: russianlover76 on April 27, 2006, 08:08:05 PM
I am thinking about writting a book of the Romanov.But I want to here what other people have to say about it.


Title: Re: what do you think of a new Romanov book
Post by: Ortino on April 27, 2006, 08:17:01 PM
Well, you might want to mention who or what specifically you're writing about.....
Title: Re: what do you think of a new Romanov book
Post by: russianlover76 on April 27, 2006, 08:19:31 PM
About Nicholas and his family
Title: Re: what do you think of a new Romanov book
Post by: Princess_Olishka on April 27, 2006, 08:25:52 PM
I'd be very excited, russianlover76! Welcome to the AP! I'm sure you would be a great writer! But make sure you do good research! ;) :)

*hugs*
Olishka
Title: Re: what do you think of a new Romanov book
Post by: russianlover76 on April 27, 2006, 08:28:54 PM
Thank you very much Princesse Olishka :)
Title: Re: what do you think of a new Romanov book
Post by: RealAnastasia on April 27, 2006, 10:08:04 PM
Welcome here! And , of course, write the book about NAOTMAA! It's always great to have a new book about our more beloved family in the whole world!  :)

RealAnastasia.
Title: Re: what do you think of a new Romanov book
Post by: russianlover76 on April 27, 2006, 10:28:22 PM
thank you guys for your support very much :)
Title: Re: what do you think of a new Romanov book
Post by: GD Alexandra on April 27, 2006, 10:53:20 PM
Well, I think a new Romanov book will be interesting! but also writing one, is a very challenging task. You must have done a good research, like reading books on the subject, get information from reliable sources, maybe talk with some experts: sharing your ideas, arguments with them, review some historical documents, etc....ya know, to avoid falling in errors...
Anyway I wish you the best on this adventure  :D, and hope to have more news about your book.
Oh, and welcome to the Forum! GoOd LuCk!!!
Title: Re: what do you think of a new Romanov book
Post by: Teddy on April 28, 2006, 09:59:27 AM
Personally I heard already who said: "I'm gonna write a book". But still I heard nothing further.

You must do a good recearch.

You must make frequent visits to Russia, to Darmstadt, the Windsor Archieves etc, etc.
You can't only look and recearch the letters, diaries or photoalbums of Nicky, Alix, OTMAA. But you must also recearch letters, diaries, photoalbums of others around them.

And you can't copy everthing from other books. You recearch must be so well done, that you will discover new things: such as: did Ernie visit Russia in 1916 (and you must come with real proof), did Olga had a "real" crush on PRince Alexander of Serbia (brother of Princess Helena Petrovna of Serbia), do a recearch in the diaries of the Grand Dukes Andrei and Pavel, etc, etc.

And you must consider that Greg King did recearch for 15 years, with his new book. So you must very ambitious. You will spend hours of free time, must made trips to foreign countries (on your own costs) so you must think about that.
Title: Re: what do you think of a new Romanov book
Post by: russianlover76 on April 28, 2006, 10:42:17 AM
Thank you Teddy for the information I am going to Europe this summer so that way I can get the information I need.
Title: Re: what do you think of a new Romanov book
Post by: Teddy on April 28, 2006, 10:48:29 AM
But if I was you, I would not write a book about N&A or OTMAA. Their lives are so digged out, alsmost everything we already know.

Personnally, I would consider a biography about the Grand Duchess Maria P. Sr. Her story is never told.
Title: Re: what do you think of a new Romanov book
Post by: Ortino on April 28, 2006, 03:47:41 PM
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About Nicholas and his family

That's still entirely too vague for me to give an opinion. Is it a biography? Is it an analysis of their remains? Both have been done to death. If you plan to write a book, write about something bigger and better than NAOTMAA.
Title: Re: what do you think of a new Romanov book
Post by: Jackswife on April 29, 2006, 11:07:27 AM
I personally would like a book on some of the lesser-known members of the family (someone already mentioned Miechen who I think is long -overdue for an updated bio!). Also I would like to see another book on Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna. That would be my choice.
Title: Re: what do you think of a new Romanov book
Post by: Angie_H on May 01, 2006, 03:18:20 PM
I say unless you uncover something totally new and unknown about NAOTMAA don't write about them. Like Jackswife said why not write a book about a lesser known family member? Miechen or a English bio on KR? I myself would absolutley love a book in English on the Konstantinovichi!
Title: Re: what do you think of a new Romanov book
Post by: Margarita Markovna on May 01, 2006, 09:27:58 PM
I would certainly be interested in reading a new book on NAOTMAA, but I'd like to know what will make your book different and unique from others about the family.
Title: Re: what do you think of a new Romanov book
Post by: TsarCharles87 on May 14, 2006, 05:17:25 PM
I would think that it would be a marvelous idea!  
What a coincidence, I myself am writing a novel on the Romanov family.  So far it's working title is "A Change of Fate"  I got nearly 15 or so chapters, but you know writers, we are always correcting ourselves.  
Best of luck on your endeavour '76 :)