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Writing historical fiction
On this page you will find hints on how to write historic fiction. It' only one of many pages on the CWN website about the fictional and artistic aspects of typing. Below you will find a link to related sites and the opportunity to take free written composition tutorial.
What is historic fiction? Historic fiction is a genre for fiction and history that take place in past periods (usually more than fifty years before when the writer was writing it). However, the worlds of these histories are as close as possible to the realities of a particular historic period and place.
If you write a historic novel set in Paris in the 1930', for example, you can: make up a tale about a true historic figure, for example Ernest Hemingway, a tale about a true historic occurrence, for example the Second World War.
It' important to remember that not every fiction that happens in the past is a historic fiction. Emily Brontë, for example, was not a historic writer. Though Wuthering Heights is in the past, it was also in the past, and as far as Emily Bronte is concerned, it was a modern novel.
Had Emily Brontë instead wrote fiction about old Egypt, she could be described as a historic writer. What is fiction about history for you? They should think about doing historic fiction, if: You' re fond of old-fashioned fiction. You' ll be able to get to know and imagine living in other historic periods.
You' re intrigued by a particular historic occasion or epoch; for example, you're a civil war fan, or you could learn everything you need to know about old Egypt. They have a new concept that works better in a historic timeframe. If, for example, your history of marine researchers is looking for new planets, you will probably choose to stop doing so in the past:
Historic fiction is a great deal of work and needs a long timeframe! Have a look at many historic fiction. Select an accurate date and place for your work ( "early 20th century"; Paris, not France). Research and prevent any kind of historic errors. Keep in mind that the timeframe and location will influence your character.
You don't write about American contemporaries in old-fashioned outfits. Humans in different timeframes have different opinions, convictions and skills. Simultaneously, keep in mind that your personalities are individual. An individual is more than just the historic event in which he or she has been living. You' re a novelist, not an encyclopaedia story.
When you finish your novel, your readers should not have the feeling that they have been reading a story of the Paris War or medieval Spain - they should have the feeling that they have been to this place and period. For more information on fiction literature, click here. For more information about the free of charge free of charge write lessons, click here.
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