Tag Archives: historical fiction

March Books

currently playing on my iPod: Monkey by Low If you’re looking for some great reads, here goes: Madame Tussaud by Michelle Moran; a novel of the French Revolution…Love this time period. Fantastically dramatic characters, great clothes. Hush, Hush by Becca … Continue reading

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Medieval Trivia

currently playing on my iPod: Speed of Sound by Coldplay Just for fun I thought I’d share some tidbits about English culture in the Medieval period. 1. Valentine’s Day was around back then. The Feast of St. Valentine celebrated love in … Continue reading

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Writing Historical Fiction: Internet Research

currently playing on my iPod: One by U2 Google released Google Art Project this week. A few words to describe it may be convenient, awesome, and frustrating. Convenient: The interactive site uses that street view deal that Google Earth has … Continue reading

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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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Writing Another Point of View

currently playing on my iPod: Fidelity by Regina Spektor My current WIP is written in 1st person POV because I enjoy the immersion effect of reading 1st person. But this week, I began adding scenes written in 3rd person POV from the perspective of my … Continue reading

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