How to Write and Sell Historical Fiction

How to Write and Sell Historical Fiction

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In How to Write and Sell Historical Fiction, you'll learn how to tell sagas of romance and adventure, offering your own readers a chance to escape into - and to learn about - people and places of the past. Persia Woolley, the accomplished author of the Guinevere trilogy, takes you step by step through all the stages of writing and selling historical fiction - from the first scratch of inspiration, through the journey into archival and hands-on research, into building your characters and their story, and off into the topsy-turvy world of publishing. You'll learn how to choose a time period and a story that will grab readers, create a compelling arc in your story as it sweeps through generations and exotic locations, weave real historical events into your story and lend a flavor of authenticity, develop characters whose lives touch the hearts and minds of readers, revise and polish and prepare your manuscript for submission, and give your fiction historical accuracy by visiting libraries, museums, historical societies, and the actual places you're writing about.
Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio : Writer's Digest Books, 2000, c1997
Edition: 1st pbk ed
ISBN: 9780898797534
Characteristics: 209 p. ; 24 cm


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