Historical Fiction Q&A: The Most Asked Questions About Writing in the Genre
One of the best parts about writing historical fiction is being able to immerse yourself in bygone eras that are rich with interesting people and unbelievable events.
But turning those people and events into an intriguing plot that skillfully captures the perspectives and moods of the time can be tricky, to say the least.
Crafting a compelling historical fiction is no small feat, as it requires a delicate balance between fact and imagination. New authors often find themselves having more questions than answers, and needing assistance on everything from character development to thematic resonance, from meticulous research to the crafting believable dialogue.
In this article, I have gathered as many questions from authors as I could find. I'm going to distill these queries into answers that will hopefully serve as guideposts for both novice and seasoned writers.