Historical fiction brings to the reader adventure, romance, and courage. It entertains and educates us at the same time. History books give us the facts, but historical fiction helps us to understand history in a special way. Leon Garfield said, "The historian, if honest, gives us a photograph; the storyteller gives us a painting."
Research is an important part of writing. To make the setting feel real, we must learn everything we can about the area, the time period, and…
Added by Linda Weaver Clarke on July 18, 2011 at 2:37pm — No Comments
Most authors are inspired by an event in their lives or by something they’ve read about in a newspaper. In my case, it was personal. I had a heartrending experience that I never forgot. I was a substitute teacher for an elementary school. I had subbed for this one class before, but this day was different. This day something was definitely wrong and I was not sure what it was. As I moved toward the back of the room, I noticed a desk that was hidden behind a bookshelf. I peered around the…Continue
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