Project 5:Minorities in Historical Fiction

December 13, 2018 | Comments Off on Project 5:Minorities in Historical Fiction

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, […]

Project 4:Chapter Excerpt- “Fall:1918”

December 13, 2018 | Comments Off on Project 4:Chapter Excerpt- “Fall:1918”

“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, […]

Historical Fiction-Research

November 8, 2018 | Comments Off on Historical Fiction-Research

Historical Background: Pre August 1914: Europe was a series of intertwined and competing alliance systems held in a very delicate balance consisting of- Triple Alliance- Austro-Hungarian Empire, German Empire, Italy (Italy also has a secret agreement with France) Triple Entente- Russian Empire, France, British Empire This network of alliances all but ensured that any diplomatic […]

Historical Fiction Q&A

November 8, 2018 | Comments Off on Historical Fiction Q&A

*Plot Outline: This is set in 1919/1920. The story follows a former VAD nurse, Julia, with flashback chapters to her life during World War I. *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 tend to work with […]

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 […]

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