Posted on 02/21/2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The amount of research that goes into a historical fiction novel can seem daunting.

And author Phyllis Still won’t claim that writing anything is easy, but she wants to encourage other writers to view the framework of historical fiction as being an asset to your work, not an anchor dragging it down.

After all, a lot of the background details and maybe even some characters are already provided for you — you can use all your creative energy on the plot and protagonist.

In particular, Still sees this as the perfect backdrop for a YA novel.

To encourage any interested authors, she has provided a five-step guide to writing historical fiction for teens, in a guest post at Live Write Thrive.

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