He would make more than a Mayan man in Mayan dress, but less than a worker of Spanish descent. I would highly recommend Susanne for a great editing experience and for a final product you will be proud of. Seek and Destroy Your Fatal Flaws The ultimate resource to help fiction writers identify and ferret out the fatal flaws in their prose.
I love even the pastiche of history in fictional works. The Which Way Tree. There is no surer way to lose your reader than to answer every question before he wonders about it.
How often do mules need water? Because of the research involved, historical fiction requires more labor for the return than any other genre I can think of. Editor Susanne Lakin is a gifted wordsmith, coach, and mentor. Let this story flow out of you based on your research.
Kerney, who spent a decade writing the book, talks about the difficult task of fictionalizing the past. People had different ideas and beliefs back then than they do now.
Agent Donald Maass, who is also an author himself, is one of the top instructors nationwide on crafting quality fiction. And what if a wheel breaks, and you have to fix it, and you cut yourself with a rusty tool -- how do you disinfect the cut?
I knew where my characters lived, I knew how they traveled to get to get to heir jobs, and I used that to enrich the story.
Perry Perret, authorTwisted Wolf I have worked with other freelance editors; of them all Susanne was the best. Well, first of all, a Ladino is a peculiar class in Guatemala, defined as a Maya who has cast off indigenous dress and customs for Hispanic ones.
I have a great editor to take all the hassle out of the process!
Know when to Stop Researching. David is excited to give away a free copy of his novel to a random commenter.
Writing historical fiction has a lot in common with writing fantasy. For whatever reason, an agent may ultimately pass on your project.
We feel the same about characters.
She really knows how to push you to make your writing stronger and to get it to the place it needs to be. Purchase the companion workbook here! It is easy to be overly dutiful and bore your readers with too much background information delivered too soon.
Some editors rush a job when it comes in with a short deadline. The basic rule of thumb, I think is, if you want to use a foreign word for effect, then look for those words that are close enough to the language of your book that the meaning is obvious.
History is all around us, a continuum on which the past, present and the future interact constantly. First, I need to confess that I do not like what we call historical fiction.
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Try to avoid overwriting. Jeanne Williams, authorJust Claire Editing is the best form of book promotion an author has at his disposal. In the same way that too much explanation of 19th century shoe buttons will slow down the action, so will injecting too much flotsam just to use a word that looks exotic on the page.
Moving a battle by a few days, maybe you can get away with.In today’s post Leanna shares tips for writing historical fiction and gives us some insight into how she wrote the novel, DARKER STILL.
Now, without further ado, here is Leanna. Top Ten Tops for Writing Historical Fiction. 10 Tips for Aspiring Historical Fiction Authors February 13, I’m mostly unqualified to be giving career tips–better to ask someone who has had a long and storied historical fiction career like Margaret George, Bernard Cornwall, Diana Gabaldon, Wilbur Smith, Philippa Gregory, etcetera.
Writing historical fiction gives writers a fantastically rich background against which to write. But the old verities of fiction – character, story and prose – remain as important as ever. Writing historical fiction gives writers a fantastically rich background against which to write.
But the old verities of fiction – character, story and prose –. In today’s post Leanna shares tips for writing historical fiction and gives us some insight into how she wrote the novel, DARKER STILL.
Now, without further ado, here is Leanna. Top Ten Tops for Writing Historical Fiction. Historical fiction can be very difficult to write in small blocks of time. This is because you’ve got to immerse yourself into this historical world in order to get the story right.
If you write for a few minutes every day, then your story will feel choppy and incomplete because that’s how you’re writing it.Download