11 Self-Editing Techniques For Fiction Writers

11 Self-Editing Techniques For Fiction Writers

Self-Editing Fiction Many published authors will tell you they spend twice as much time self-editing and revising than they did writing the first draft. As an author of historical fiction, I feel that self-editing is the most creative and important part of writing a...
Historical Fiction Writing Checklist

Historical Fiction Writing Checklist

By Ana Howard, Historical Fiction Editor and Published Author In many historical novels, the setting is so alive and present it feels like another character in the book, and when readers see it that way, it’s a huge compliment to the author. I think we’ve all read a...
Writing a Book. The All-Important Opening.

Writing a Book. The All-Important Opening.

Novels that most of us read while in school probably opened very differently than successful novels of today. In the past, an author was allowed the luxury of giving the reader details right away about the main character’s past, sometimes even going back to...
Writing Historical Fiction that Sells

Writing Historical Fiction that Sells

I’m in a book store perusing the aisles when I run across a novel that takes place during a time period not well-known to me. I slip the novel from the shelf, read the back cover, and realize I’ve discovered another piece of historical fiction I’m...

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