As discussed as an option during the first class of the semester, this will be a piece of a semester-long project in which a historical fiction piece will be written. The excerpt continues on from where the first left off. PROMPT WRITE A HISTORICAL FICTION THAT SOMEHOW: directly considers questions of what history is how […]

Minorities in Historical Fiction: A Brief How-To Representation and diversity in historical works have recently been a hotly debated topic. This is a quick overview of some ways to incorporate minority characters in a way that is both sensitive and reasonably accurate. Obviously, writers can set their story in a non-European context: the Aztec Empire, […]

“Why aren’t I sick?” she shrieks in a whisper, mindful of the ward full of sleeping patients. “I’ve been over men dying day in and day out for over a week, my hands are covered with blood and God knows what else, and I’m not sick! Violet was here for a day and she’s dead, […]

As discussed as an option during the first class of the semester, this will be a piece of a semester-long project in which a historical fiction piece will be written. The excerpt continues on from where the previous left off. PROMPT WRITE A HISTORICAL FICTION THAT SOMEHOW: directly considers questions of what history is how […]

Historical Fiction Part 4

November 28, 2018 | Comments Off on Historical Fiction Part 4

As discussed as an option during the first class of the semester, this will be a piece of a semester-long project in which a historical fiction piece will be written. The excerpt continues on from where the first left off. PROMPT WRITE A HISTORICAL FICTION THAT SOMEHOW: directly considers questions of what history is how […]

Historical Fiction Part 3

November 7, 2018 | Comments Off on Historical Fiction Part 3

Part 3 of my Historical Fiction As discussed as an option during the first class of the semester, this will be a piece of a semester-long project in which a historical fiction piece will be written. The excerpt continues on from where the first left off. PROMPT WRITE A HISTORICAL FICTION THAT SOMEHOW: directly considers […]

Ask The Author-Historical Fiction

October 24, 2018 | Comments Off on Ask The Author-Historical Fiction

*Cast of Characters: Karen- pianist vacationing in Ireland with her fiancé and falls back through time Nathan- Karen’s fiancé Ronan- Irish medical student 1916 Bridgit- Ronan’s mother Eileen-Ronan’s sister *subject to change/additions Why is your plot outline subject to change? Mostly because I have characters appear out of nowhere and demand to be included. I […]

Project 2 – Historical Fiction Continues

October 24, 2018 | Comments Off on Project 2 – Historical Fiction Continues

As discussed as an option during the first class of the semester, this will be a piece of a semester-long project in which a historical fiction piece will be written. The excerpt continues on from where the first left off.   PROMPT   WRITE A HISTORICAL FICTION THAT SOMEHOW:   directly considers questions of what […]

Book Proposal

October 12, 2018 | Comments Off on Book Proposal

Dear _____ I was wonder if you would be interested publishing an as-yet untitled manuscript of approximately 75,000 words. Strictly speaking, this is a work of fantasy as well as historical fiction as traveling through time is central to the plot. The inspiration for my novel is the Diana Gabaldon’s popular Outlander series in a […]

Making a Stab at Historical Fiction

October 11, 2018 | Comments Off on Making a Stab at Historical Fiction

By John Bellantuomo John’s projects this semester are all part of a larger historical fiction project.   PROMPT WRITE A HISTORICAL FICTION THAT SOMEHOW: directly considers questions of what history is how it affects ordinary people how it is created by historians and passed on through others TITLE – Losing Your Head PREMISE OF THE […]

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