Know The Past Before You Write About It

Well, I’ve done it again. Posted the wrong article. This month is supposed to be Historical Fiction. I posted on journaling! So, I’m going to try this again.

If you have an interest in writing historical fiction, it is imperitive you also read non-fiction material that relates to the era which you plan on writing about.

Why? Because you need to know clothes styles, language, customs, and events of that era in order to present a manuscript that is authentic. For instance, you wouldn’t hear your protagonist saying, “Cool!” in a fiction novel set in 1882.

Do your homework. Dig in and study about the period you intend to write about. Your book will be richer and more authentic by doing so.

Hope you have fun writing that AUTHENTIC historical novel, Gloria


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