By Jerah Miller, Guest Contributer Decisions are a necessary evil when it comes to writing fiction. There’s one choice, though, that is passed over with very little thought; it’s this very decision, however, that I would argue needs to be one of the hardest to make. To write religion or not to write religion, that is the question.
By Daniel Schwabauer If steampunk is a blend of Victorian culture and slightly advanced technologies, what would happen if the culture were pushed farther back, and the technologies shoved farther forward?
By Rachel Garner, Staff Writer If people ask me about nonfiction resources, I’m happy to oblige, cheerfully pelting England Under the Norman and Angevin Kings and other books or articles at them, forgetting that titles like that don’t sound exciting to most people. But when asked for fiction suggestions, I find myself in a sudden quandary.
By Rachel Garner, Staff Writer This week I want to address what I called Plea for Help One: I’m writing historical fiction. How do I research? I’m going to give you some general guidelines to follow when researching your time period. Here’s where (and where not) to start.
By Rachel Garner, Staff Writer Before suggesting historian-approved ways of actually finding the information you need (next blog post) and exploring philosophies of writing historical fiction (third blog post), I want to explain what the discipline of studying history is and why, when answering writers’ questions, I constantly want to say, “You’re asking this question incorrectly.”