The Power of Emotion

December has been chaotic as well as joyful, so my apologies for letting so much time go by without a new blog post. As some of you know, this blog

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Contemporary vs. Historical Fiction

Since 2009, I’ve written historical fiction, occasionally bringing a contemporary perspective by constructing a dual timeline narrative. But in 2018, while participating in a writing workshop, I asked my assigned

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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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Creating a Compelling Protagonist

Authors Alana White and Patricia Hudson tackled this topic at the June 2023 Historical Novel Society conference headlining with this question: Who will take your story from good to great?

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Meet M.K.Tod

Meet M.K.Tod

The historical fiction author behind A Writer of History...

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