Writing an historical novel series

Using languages or accents. Toss them over with impunity! And what if a wheel breaks, and you have to fix it, and you cut yourself with a rusty tool -- how do you disinfect the cut? Even with people who do not change in major ways, there are subtle shifts in their attitudes, living situations, appearances and other aspects.

In the same way that too much explanation of 19th century shoe buttons will slow down the action, so will injecting too much flotsam just to use a word that looks exotic on the page. Need to see the inside of the Hagia Sophia?

Am I getting it close to right? There are also other minor antagonists that allow for small climaxes within each book.

5 Tips for Writing Historical Fiction

And these posers should the object of our scorn and ridicule. You have a novel idea that would work better in a historical time period. Pierre may be imaginary, but he cannot carry a cell phone or post on Twitter.

Readers will notice and punish you for it. Are there historical fiction authors who masquerade as historians?

The authenticity of historical fiction depends on your knowledge and use of historical detail. I collapsed some scenes together, and voila!

How to Write Historical Fiction: 7 Tips on Accuracy and Authenticity

David is excited to give away a free copy of his novel to a random commenter. The second in the series, From the Charred Remains, will be released April Know when to Stop Researching.

If you judge your characters, you will date your book. However, there are a number of potential errors you can make while learning how to write a series. You have to learn almost everything about a period and the social customs just to get your characters out of their beds, or off of their skins, and feed them breakfast.

It is not enough to say a character walked down the street. Resist Judging Your Characters. Or ditch Wonder Cave. Do your research and avoid historical mistakes of any kind. Try to understand both the larger scope of the period, while examining aspects of daily life.

We live in the 21st century with certain shared values: It is easy to be overly dutiful and bore your readers with too much background information delivered too soon.

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The discovery of Wonder Cave. That may change, but at present, the readership for historical fiction is primarily print which makes it harder for a debut historical fiction author to succeed in the realm of self-publishing. To get an agent, your work is going to have to be publishable.

Consider how you will handle the passing of time in your series. Fantasy and science fiction series differ from mystery series: Historians go to school, get to write fancy letters after their names, and are relied upon to tell the world what actually happened or could have happened, usually but not always!

Even in a long-running mystery series without a larger arc, your protagonist should not be exactly the same in book seventeen as in book one. What kind of food or luggage do you have along?Writing Historical Fiction: The Forgotten Golden Egg of Writing by Freelance Writing I knew from the very first moment when I made the decision to finally write my first novel, it would be a historical fiction.

In order to write authentic historical fiction you must know a period of time well enough to disappear daily through a wormhole to the past and arrive at the location of your story. How to write a series: 8 novice mistakes to avoid Historical fiction novels are often written in series too.

Here are 8 mistakes to avoid if you’re writing your first book series: 1. Don’t choose a story concept that can’t stretch across multiple books. The Now Novel Story Builder makes learning how to write a book easier. Use the. Books shelved as historical-fiction: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, The Help.

How to write a series: 8 novice mistakes to avoid

In this guest post, Dr Sanjida O’Connell shares her tips for writing historical fiction. I am an accidental historical novelist. My third novel, The Naked Name of Love, was a story I had to tell that happened to be set in the past.

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Kathy Stillerman's historical fiction novels are character-driven, historically accurate, realistic, and always hopeful with strong female protagonists.

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