Many of us who love to read historical fiction would also like to write it. Here are details on what it takes:
Historical & Foreign Dialogue Writing dialects and dialogue for historical and foreign characters can be tricky. Here are tips for making them sound real without awkward phonetic spelling.
Historical Fiction Settings Use historical details to anchor your story in time and place, says Calkins Creek editor Carolyn P. Yoder.
Finding Historical Fiction Sources Museums, libraries and private collections are the place to go to find primary sources and give your historical fiction an authentic voice.
Public Historical Documents Newspapers, directories, maps and even cookbooks have incredible details for your historical fiction.
Primary Historical Research Primary research includes diaries, letters, photos, historical objects and places to create vivid historical fiction.
Historical Fiction for Children What elements make great historical picture books and magazine stories?