February 28th, 2020

Using Visuals to Inspire Scenes

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Writer's Life | WriterStrong

by Ellen Buikema

There are times I’m absolutely certain of the characters’ surroundings,
the shape of the scene crystalizes in my mind and I can write it all in one sitting. Don't you love those times? But there are moments when that just ain’t happenin'.… Read the post

May 3rd, 2010

Researching the Historical Novel

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Craft

Sharla Rae

 For the writer who enjoys history, researching is often the best part of writing a historical novel. Even so, deciding where to start can be mind-boggling.

 Why Research?

  1.  Lovers of historical fiction know their history. The facts cannot be faked.
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