March 21st, 2016

5 Research Tips for Historical Fiction Writers

Susan Meissner

Every now and then I get a little jealous of the freedom that fantasy fiction novelists have to create a world and its history with such creative and even reckless abandon. Since I write historical fiction (emphasis on historical), I don’t experience the same level of artistic liberty. And while I love the […]

February 18th, 2013

Writing Historicals – How Accurate Must You Be?

Today’s guest is my writing ‘twin.’ I say that because we seem to do everything together; we got agents, sold, got our covers, and will release our debut novels, all within a month of each other! She’s an amazing author – remember, you heard of her here first!

Anne has agreed to give away […]

September 21st, 2011

Researching The Historical Novel – Part 2

by Sharla Rae – (Here’s a link to Part 1 in this series!)

As we discussed in the last post, for the writer who enjoys history, researching is often the best part of writing a historical novel. The other day, we discussed building the framework. Today we’re going to “fill in the rest.” Below […]

August 5th, 2011

Using Real People and Events in Fiction – Michelle Diener

Our Sensational Summer Friday guest today is a true world traveler – she was born in London, was raised in KwaZula Natal, South Africa, and she now lives in Australia. Laura Drake knows Michelle Diener through her RWA-WF (Women’s Fiction) chapter, where Michelle is the VP of Communications. The title sounds vague, but in an […]