Betty Keira/Betty Debbie
I would like to ask for your help. I am pursuing a long-delayed Bachelor’s degree from Regis University. As part of my final semester, I have to complete a research project. I have chosen to do a study to learn what qualities in a Betty Neels novel today’s readers would find appealing. My study got off to a rocky start when the professor assigned to advise me on my project read part of the first sentence of my proposal and threw it in the discard heap because it mentioned wanting to write a romance novel! Hopefully, I can keep your attention a bit longer!
I want to write a romance novel that pays tribute to my favorite romance writer, Betty Neels. In order to improve the marketability of such a book, I would like to learn what characteristics of a classic Neels novel modern readers would find appealing in a tribute novel. To this end, I have designed a survey and would like to ask the members and readers of your forum to take it. The survey can be found on www.PetraHolland.com.
Clicking on the link will take you to a page full of academic red tape/fine print. This is required by Regis University for anything they deem “human subject research.” Human subject research seems to include any time you ask anyone anything! I now wonder if I need informed consent from my DH before I ask him if he wants a kiss! Click past the fine print and you are in the survey. Be sure to save your answers at the end! The survey will be open until March 20, 2013.
Would you be willing to post a link to the survey on TUJD? I'd be happy to share the results with you if you are interested.
Dear Betty Miller,
So sorry that I took so long to post this - I was on vacation when your email came, then I've been sick for over a week! I'm finally crawling out from the rock I've been living under.
Betty Keira isn't much help right now - she's in her final month...FINAL MONTH!!! (before her baby!).
Good luck with your class!
Love and lardy cakes,