Ten Posts on Research Tips and Techniques

Writing historic fiction requires hours and hours of analysis. After asking for brand new subjects that may to increase the worth of A Author of Historical past, Grant – a comparatively new reader – prompt that I function a number of the blogs ‘evergreen’ posts on numerous subjects. As we speak, I’ve assembled ten posts with completely different views on the subject of analysis strategies.

Favorite Historic Analysis Assets – writer Ok.M. Pohlkamp consists of sources for slang, on-line etymology, phrase utilization timeline, maps, and names amongst different ideas.

Discovering Genuine Voices – writer Jeffrey Walker explores learn how to deliver authenticity to voices from the previous.

Exploring Precise Places for Historic Fiction – writer Tony Riches takes us for a behind-the-scenes have a look at the websites he has visited to encourage his writing and transport readers into the previous.

Time Journey: the Work of Historic Fiction – a complete listing of parts to contemplate when doing all your analysis. All the things from gossip of the day to worldwide alliances.

Beware Your Written Sources – Emma Darwin, writer of a number of extremely profitable novels, gives an excerpt from her e book Writing Historic Fiction.

The Artwork of Esoterica – or Historic Fiction Analysis – this put up appears on the early analysis that’s concerned while you’re starting a brand new novel.

Your Grandmother is Mendacity (and Different Classes from Historic Analysis) – skilled researcher and writer Leah Klocek provides some wonderful steering in elements one and two of this put up.

In The Serendipity of Analysis, a real-life instance of how analysis can have an effect on a novel’s path.

In Researching Exterior the Field, Jessica Brockmole, writer of Letters From Skye, shares her perspective on learn how to paint a vivid overlay of historical past onto the fictional world of a narrative by changing into immersed within the phrases and footage, sights and sounds of the period.

Writing an Period – The place to Start – on this put up Stephanie Carroll brings sensible recommendation on 5 key analysis sources she used when writing A White Room.

Nicely, these posts ought to maintain us all busy and impressed! My because of Grant for the concept.


M.K. Tod writes historical fiction. Her latest novel is THE ADMIRAL’S WIFE, a dual timeline set in Hong Kong. Mary’s other novels, PARIS IN RUINS, TIME AND REGRET, LIES TOLD IN SILENCE and UNRAVELLED are available from AmazonNookKoboGoogle Play and iTunes. She can be contacted on FacebookTwitter and Goodreads or on her web site www.mktod.com.