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The Art and Craft of Writing Historical Fiction summary á 8 ´ Once Upon a Time it was NOWWhile a historian stands firmly planted in the present and looks back into the past a historical novelist has a immediate task to set readers in the midst of bygone events and lead them forward allowing them to live and feel the wondeXander Thom Follow the River From Sea to Shining Sea Sign Talker gives you the tools you need to research and create stories born from the past that will move and inspire modern readers His comprehensive approach includes lessons on how toFind and use historical archives and conduct physical field researchRe construct the world of your novel including people and voices physical environments a. I enjoyed this book very much It gave some good advise on how to approach writing historical fiction and provided a lot of food for thought I had many uestions about the genre and this book answered a lot The examples were helpful and I appreciated the author’s perspective from his own experience

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Once Upon a Time it was NOWWhile a historian stands firmly planted in the present and looks back into the past a historical novelist has a immediate task to set readers in the midst of bygone events and lead them forward allowing them to live and feel the wonderment fear hope triumph and pain as if they were thereIn The Art and Craft of Writing Historical Fiction best selling author James Ale. I've been working on a novel off and on for over two years Every time I think I'm ready to finally write it I realize I have gaping holes in my research and with the research comes new plots and the need for research I thought I was doing something wrong and wanted some tips on how to write it and I got them While Thom focuses primarily on American history and I am looking at the near East I was still able to extract the information I needed to move confidently forward knowing I'm on the right track

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The Art and Craft of Writing Historical FictionNd cultural contextAchieve verisimilitude in speech action setting and descriptionSeamlessly weave historical fact with your own compelling plot ideasWith wit and candor Thom's detailed instruction illuminating personal experience and invaluable insights culled from discussions with other trusted historical writers will guide you to craft a novel that is true to what was then when then was no. Outdated and America centric but it can't be helped considering the background of the author If you have done any sort of academic research before I wouldn't recommend this book If you're looking for writing 101 look elsewhere The author has limited pages on writing itself and spends a lot of time on historical accuracyI do appreciate his excruciating research in writing his books however and I'll definitely check one out in the future The part about genealogy was intriguing as well which reminds me of the investigative methods used in Evil Has A Name The Untold Story of the Golden State Killer Investigation Worth checking out 35