Writing from multiple points of view

Writing from multiple points of view

One of the joys of historical fiction is to provide insight into the motives and emotions of characters living through historical events. Story writers plunge into characters’ minds, exploring their thoughts, in a way that is impossible for historians. Many novels are...
Top tips for writing gothic historical fiction

Top tips for writing gothic historical fiction

Gothic writing has chilled and inspired countless authors, and there is no reason why you can’t add a touch of the dark and brooding to your own historical fiction.  However, writing gothic historical fiction is more than just slamming a big button saying ‘Tim Burton’...
15 top historical fiction publishers

15 top historical fiction publishers

If you’ve toiled over a manuscript, polished it and made it the best it can be, you might be on the search for a suitable home for your precious words. You might be daunted by this prospect – so many publishers, where to begin? Finding a publisher for your manuscript...
What ails you? Medical treatment through time

What ails you? Medical treatment through time

The astonishing intricacy of the human body is wondrous, yet sometimes it malfunctions and we fall ill. This blog post will look at how Western medicine and treatment – particularly in Britain – was influenced by religion and superstition, the printed word, war,...
How specificity can elevate your writing

How specificity can elevate your writing

Specificity in writing is about using precise, sharply defined words that convey your unique story. It is particularly useful in historical fiction because being specific, rather than general, conjures vivid settings and character, with economy of words. Here is an...

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