Tag: historical fiction

Research It | Item 3: Covered Bridges of Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania. The land of bridges. If you read my last post about the different kinds of maps, then you’ll know about topographical maps. If not, then the briefest definition of topography is the “detailed description or representation on a map of the natural and…

Research It | Item 1: The Pen

September. Leaves are changing color, Fall fever is in the air, and students are returning to school. That means raking yards (yuck), pumpkin spiced everything a bit too early, and an influx of new school and office supplies to make every writer’s heart skip…

3 Pros to Outlining Your Novel

Stardate 96257.95 There are many things within the authoring world that confuse me, but there’s even more that just makes sense. What might be a necessity for one writer might not even be on the radar for another and vice versa. I didn’t even know…

#WQOTD: On Racism in Literature

Stardate 96178.85 With racism still present in modern society, there will always be that one person who will use a slur without a second thought. They think that it’s right because it’s what they’ve been brought up using. But when it comes to literature, there…

The True Order of Things vs. the Fictional Order of Things

Stardate 95650.99 I am writing an historical adventure novel. At one point in time I dreamt of it being a fantastical one as well but when I realized I was biting off more than I could chew for a first novel I downgraded it to…

Puddled in Your Head

Stardate 94770.64 Does it feel like you’ve been researching way too long without producing much? Does it feel like way too much information has puddled in your head with no relief? Earlier this week I felt the same way. With one-third of my journal…

Why You Should Research Your Historical Novel

Stardate 94766.96: #writetip Every writer has to start somewhere. Every potential author needs to know that they don’t know everything. That, quite honestly, is one of the cold hard truths of the fast-paced publishing world. When I started this book last September, all I…

Locations Locations Locations

Stardate 94488.22 #WQOTD: Writing Question of the Day Question: How many locations do I really want to attempt to squeeze into my historical novel? There are so many in one State alone that it is difficult to narrow it down. All of them have…

Pros and Cons of Writing

Stardate 94261.87 I threw that wish in the well, and you know for sure I will tell cuz I am ready for this and nothing’s in my way… Did I really just rewrite the first two lines of Carly Rae Jepson’s Call Me Maybe…

The Dream that Star Trek Gave Me

Stardate 94258.02 I began this journey when I was ten years old. At least, I believe I was around ten. It seems that most of my memories from childhood come from between the ages of seven and ten, and I probably blocked most of…