For New Authors and New Followers

On Tuesday I shared 6 posts for those who are new to writing historical fiction. Today, I’m sharing a few earlier posts on craft and on the business of writing.

Character – a Deeper Dive: This post explores character – one of the seven elements of historical fiction – using author Elizabeth George’s character prompt sheet from her book Write Away. It’s one of the books on writing that I frequently consult.

8 Steps for Outlining a Novel: This post offers a look at the outlining process I use for my novels. To be honest, the process has evolved over time and continues to evolve as I learn more.

11 Reasons to Build Your Author Brand: Building a brand requires more than writing good books or blogging every week and here are some of the reasons for making it a priority.

Manuscript Revision – Advice From a Pro: Noah Lukeman is the pro. Lukeman is the author of The First Five Pages: A Writer’s Guide to Staying Out of the Rejection Pile.

Authors Need to Plan: As an author you invest in your business with money, time, effort, and connections. But what is your plan? As someone once said to me: “if you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” What might that plan look like?

Dynamic Pacing: This post is based on an excellent session I attended at the 2017 Historical Novel Society North America conference.

Let me know if these are useful and what other topics might be of interest.


M.K. Tod writes historical fiction. Her latest novel is THE ADMIRAL’S WIFE, a dual timeline set in Hong Kong. Mary’s other novels, PARIS IN RUINS, TIME AND REGRET, LIES TOLD IN SILENCE and UNRAVELLED are available from AmazonNookKoboGoogle Play and iTunes. She can be contacted on FacebookTwitter and Goodreads or on her website

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