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Patrick Gale on Researching Historical Fiction guest authors historical fiction Jun 26, 2022

Research and historical fiction tend to go hand in hand. Before the writer puts pen to paper, they must become familiar with the facts of the period.

But how much research is too much research?

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Writing With Louise Hare guest authors historical fiction Aug 22, 2021

Last week I did my first in-person event of the year. It was a low-key affair, part of the brilliant Essex Book Festival, held at Grays Library. As is usual, towards the end of the event there were...

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Writing Historical Fiction historical fiction Apr 25, 2021

Kate Riordan is the author of 3 historical fiction novels and one of our writing coaches at The Novelry.  Here she explains why she writes historical fiction and how to consider...

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