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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