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Researching for Historical Fiction

One of the hardest parts about writing historical fiction is the research. Getting your research down pat ensures your world is historically accurate and helps paint the world for your reader. Reading primary sources can help you get in your character’s mind as well if you are writing about a historical figure or witnesses to a historical event. Right now I’m working on a historical about a sixteenth century Hungarian countess. I put off writing the book longer than I planned to because I dreaded the research on it. Turns out, the research wasn’t as bad as I expected and I’m even looking forward to writing more historical fiction. To think people said I’d never use my history degree. Ha! I sure showed them. Now to write another dozen historicals to make the degree worth it… Continue reading “Researching for Historical Fiction”

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