Posted on 06/14/2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Authors of any genre want to keep their readers deeply immersed in the story, not stopping to scratch their heads over a detail and losing the flow.

For Nekesa Afia, the settings of historical fiction pieces (on screen and on the page) often make the latter misstep. 

As both a fan and writer of historical fiction, she finds this especially frustrating — but she has advice on how to avoid it.

Specifically, Afia has shared her five steps to writing a historical-fiction setting that's accurate and immersive in a guest post for Writer’s Digest.

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