For Writers

The writing community has been a great boost to my efforts to create and publish novels. At various times people from far off places have offered advice, empathized, answered questions, hosted guest posts and participated in my blog.

If you’re a writer, you might be interested in a few of the almost 1000 posts on reading and writing historical fiction that have appeared on A Writer of History. Some of these are recent, others are from several years ago. Just CLICK on any of the articles below and it will appear in a new window.

World Building – a look at history ~~ one of four articles on world building that are part of a series I’ve been working on to explore the 7 elements of historical fiction in more depth.

World Building – culture & society

Setting – Research Sources ~~ setting is another of the 7 elements

Insights from Penguin Random House ~~ a look at how the publishing industry is evolving

Cover Design – 7 Tips from Readers

Character – a deeper dive

Time Travel – The Work of Historical Fiction

5 Ingredients of Favourite Historical Fiction

8 Steps for Outlining a Novel

Author Tips on Writing Historical Fiction

11 Reasons to Build Your Author Brand 

Top 10 Posts From Reader Surveys

Write Away – Advice from Elizabeth George

Writing is Like no other Career 

Manuscript Revision – Advice from a Pro 

Authors Need to Plan