Posted on 04/05/2022 at 11:49 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Writer's Digest has featured two historical fiction authors sharing advice about their particular genre. Author Catherine Hokin's six practical tips...

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Posted on 02/15/2022 at 01:12 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Bestselling historical novelist Janie Chang has a misconception to dispel. Her genre is not, as some people assume, easy to...

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Posted on 12/22/2021 at 09:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Even if — or especially if — we didn’t live through them, world-changing historical events certainly capture our attention. And...

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Posted on 10/20/2021 at 10:23 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

History is packed with compelling figures whose stories beg to be told – or imagined. Author Patti Callahan Henry has...

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Posted on 08/28/2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Even if you don’t write historical fiction set in the Middle Ages, you may enjoy this post from a writer...

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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...

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Posted on 03/11/2021 at 11:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Author Steven Pressfield, like many of the guests on Joanna Penn’s podcast, had plenty to say about the non-writing part...

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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...

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Posted on 10/13/2020 at 02:48 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

World building isn’t just something for fantasy and sci-fi authors to study. It’s equally important for writers of historical fiction...

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Posted on 09/22/2020 at 11:18 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Research is, of course, key to any type of historical fiction. But those of you writing about historical true crime...

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