Posted on September 7, 2022 at 9:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

It's easy to focus on the big ways in which your ancestors have interacted with history — like, say, having...

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Posted on August 23, 2022 at 10:44 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Writer's Digest has previously shared historical fiction authors' advice on the balancing act of novels about actual people. To that...

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Posted on June 16, 2022 at 9:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

There's a soft spot in my heart for multigenerational fiction. Can I articulate what, exactly, about it appeals to me?...

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Posted on June 9, 2022 at 1:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Character-writing advice almost always includes reminders to (and advice on how to) portray them as complex, not one-dimensional. So villains...

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Posted on April 5, 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 February 15, 2022 at 1:12 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 December 22, 2021 at 9:00 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 October 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 August 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 June 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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