Writing Multigenerational Fiction: Lessons Learned
Award-winning novelist Robin Lee Hatcher shares her thoughts on how to write multigenerational historical fiction by focusing on the truths that remain constant through the ages.
5 Tips for Writing About Real-Life Heroes in Historical Fiction
What makes an ordinary person do a heroic thing, and how do we best convey them in fiction? Here, USA TODAY bestselling author Mario Escobar shares 5 tips for writing about real-life heroes in historical fiction.
4 Things Writers Should Know About Investigative Reporter Nellie Bly
Bestselling and award-winning Maya Rodale shines a light on the famous reporter and how her work can still inspire today’s writers.
Writing Historical Fiction Focused on Wartime Holland
International bestselling author Imogen Matthews shares the process she followed to write her historical fiction trilogy based in wartime Holland.
6 Practical Tips for Writing Great Historical Fiction
Historical fiction is a balancing act between what is true and what we invent. Here, author Catherine Hokin shares six tips for writing great historical fiction.
Carole Lawrence: On the Vast Canvas of New York City History
Award-winning novelist, poet, composer, and playwright Carole Lawrence discusses how the city she’s called home for over two decades continues to inspire her in her new historical thriller, Cleopatra’s Dagger.
Entertaining With the Past: How To Write Engaging Historical Fiction
It’s easy to lean too far toward either history or fiction when tackling historical fiction. Here, author Angela Petch shares her tips on how to write engaging historical fiction with equal measures of truth and imagination.
How to Maintain Accuracy Across Multiple Plot Lines in Historical Fiction
Author Julia Brewer Daily discusses her hybrid approach of plotting and pantsing to maintain accuracy in historical fiction while also getting words down on the page.
Research and Storytelling for Successful Historical Fiction
Bestselling historical novelist Janie Chang asked six fellow novelists to share their tips for finding and writing stories from the past that will resonate with today’s readers in this article from the Jan/Feb 2022 issue of Writer's Digest.
How Inspiration and Research Shape a Novel
Historical fiction relies on research to help a story’s authenticity—but it can also lead to developments in the story itself. Here, author Lora Davies discusses how inspiration and research helped shape her new novel, The Widow’s Last Secret.
6 Things Every Writer Should Know About Sylvia Beach and Shakespeare and Company
Sylvia Beach was friend to many writers who wrote what we consider classics today. Here, author Kerri Maher shares six things everyone should know about her and Shakespeare and Company.
5 Tips for Writing About Big Historical Events in Fiction
Novelist Anna Stuart shares her top five tips for writing about big historical events in fiction so that the story stays front and center...and engaging.