7 Elements of Historical Fiction

Plot | Conflict | Theme | Setting | World Building | Characters | Dialogue

The Relatable Protagonist

How does one make a driven, downright ambitious, female protagonist relatable to present day readers? Tessa Arlen is the author of two series – the Lady Montfort mystery series and

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New Look Coming!

Not long ago, I talked about building a brand – an author brand. In concert with the work I’ve been doing on the M.K. Tod brand with Katie Birks Branding

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Hong Kong Then and Now

With a dual timeline story sketched out, it was important to understand what Hong Kong looked like in 1912/1913, the time period for the historical timeline of The Admiral’s Wife.

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Worldbuilding the Past

Mike Kanner and I connected a few months ago over the topic of WWI trenches. Yes, connections can come from all sorts of places! With a military career behind him,

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The Plot Thickens

Plot is one of the 7 elements of historical fiction. In the original post outlining these seven elements, I wrote: … the plot has to make sense for the time

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