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A Look at My Bookshelf (Part I: Historical Research)

Books. Who’d have thought they’d still be in fashion when the internet lies at your fingertips (just kidding)? As someone who utilizes both traditional and modern research techniques to create my Victorian world, both methods have their cons and pros. In this piece, I am bowing down to the book for this list of research… Read More A Look at My Bookshelf (Part I: Historical Research)

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Christianity and Writing Historical Fiction

If you’ve studied history, especially Western world history, you may have noticed that religion has and continues to play a role in how our world has formed. For the purpose of this discussion, I will be focusing on Christianity in particular in Europe and how you should integrate it into your historical fiction. Whether or… Read More Christianity and Writing Historical Fiction

History, How to Write Historical Fiction

Don’t Modernize Historical Characters (too much)

One of my BIGGEST pet peeves in reading historical fiction, especially works that are not historical novels (if you’d like to read about that click here), are characters who are basically 21st century people put into the past. via GIPHY I understand that in some sense historical fiction, like all modern writing, is a reflection of… Read More Don’t Modernize Historical Characters (too much)

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Historical Fiction and its Sub-genres (Part I)

By far historical fiction is my favorite genre. I always reach for it, whether it be an epic western, a historical mystery, or a dramatic medieval story. Historical fiction comes in many different subgenres, a few of which I will expand upon here.   Historical Romance The Historical Novel Historical Mystery Time Travel Alternative History… Read More Historical Fiction and its Sub-genres (Part I)