Monthly Archives: January 2011

Writing Historical Fiction: Characterization

currently playing on my iPod: Yes Please by Muse You’ve decided to write a novel. You have a fantastic, fresh, tension filled premise and you’re ready to get started. Not so fast. If your premise is a good one (character … Continue reading

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Writing Historical Fiction: Modern vs. Exceptional

currently playing on my iPod: D.A.N.C.E. by Justice When you write a scene set in the past you must take care that your characters (either fictional or historical)  live, love, work, and play in an authentic manner. Why is this important? … Continue reading

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A New Genre in Historical Fiction

currently playing on my iPod: Waiting In Vain by Annie Lennox As I sat down with my dinner of fried eggs, toast, and Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, I was struck again by that nagging feeling–that my favorite … Continue reading

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