7 Elements of Historical Fiction

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

Living Breathing Characters

Jessica McCann is a novelist who has also worked as a professional writer for magazines, universities, corporations and other organizations. Earlier novels – All Different Kinds of Free and Peculiar

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Where Am I?

Why is place important to fiction? Bonnie Blaylock‘s debut novel, Light to the Hills, released December 1. I asked Bonnie to share a bit about the story she’s written and

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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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