Tag: writing historical fiction

Academics…

Academic: That chronicle you based your careers on is a later forgery! Other Academics: That historical character you based your magnum opus on didn’t exist! Look we’re – (so help me god) – putting your book in a fireplace and

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Historical Fiction: How much history can you just invent?

I think it’s up to the writer. However, adding things to history can break it. Personally, I prefer to be limited and consistent about what I make up. In my War of the Roses series, nobody above the rank of

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First Draft and the Pitfalls of Research

Last night I fought with swords, drank beer, found anti-freeze for my doctor friend who had to drive back to Fife around midnight, and before all that, completed the first draft of Project A! It’s only the first draft, alas.

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