historical fiction

  1. KingHenrysLastDaughter.jpg

    KingHenrysLastDaughter.jpg

    Bess Neville risks a horrific death every day to protect the royal sister she can never meet in hopes her life may mean something. When the plan goes awry, she learns the price of wearing a crown.
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    SpymastersWeb.jpg

    Frances Walsingham marries the Earl of Essex, forced to share her husband with a Queen. When he rebels against England, will she betray her husband or the father who entrusted her with saving it?
  3. The Artist's Secret (Brindabella Secrets, #2)

    The Artist's Secret (Brindabella Secrets, #2)

    New South Wales, 1887 Despite their growing attraction, both Peter and Elizabeth have secrets that will come between them.
  4. A.L.Padden

    Craft Historical Research and World Building 101 with Amy Padden

    This Mini-Intensive will help you bring your story to life, giving you details that will add authenticity to your writing without bogging down your storyline. The course will provide tips and suggestions on how to show what your world looks, smells and tastes like and where to find that...
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    Easter-Promises-publicity.jpg

    Four remarkable women. Four unforgettable stories of hope, courage, faith and love.
  6. The Landowner's Secret by Sonya Heaney

    The Landowner's Secret by Sonya Heaney

    New South Wales, 1885 Alice Ryan wakes to find thugs surrounding her cottage, and escapes into the surrounding bush. It is wealthy landowner Robert Farrer finds her. She's dishevelled, injured, and utterly unwilling to share what she knows. https://www.romance.com.au/9781489290472/the-landowners
  7. Soul of the Elephant - Book 1 in the Kind Mahout Series

    Soul of the Elephant - Book 1 in the Kind Mahout Series

    South India, 1870s. When fifteen-year-old Hemit breaks family tradition by learning the mysterious soother's gentler ways of training elephants, he unleashes his own mystical powers--powers his parents have tried to conceal, and which are capable of destroying his entire family.
  8. JimmyMorris

    Lecture Some Historical Poisonings

    This is by no means an exhaustive account. All these poisonings are historical fact, and there are even more "historical" fictional poisonings recounted in books and movies to this day. In 399 BC, Socrates, the famous philosopher, was punished for subverting Greek young people by being forced...
  9. Cindy Vallar

    Lecture Lesson 5: Writing the Historical Novel

    Lesson 5: Writing the Historical Novel Before you begin writing, but once you know in what era your story will take place, decide who your audience will be. Books written for children and young adults differ from those for adults. See what others have written on this time period to see what’s...
  10. Cindy Vallar

    Lecture Lesson 2: Research I

    Lesson 2: Research I Research is the bedrock and the foundation on which you build your historical novel. If you don’t get the facts right, the whole edifice will come crashing down. This quote, from “5 Writing Tips from Mary Sharratt” on 5 October 2012 for Publisher’s Weekly...
  11. Cindy Vallar

    Lecture EXCERPT for Lesson 1: What is historical fiction?

    Hi everyone, For some lessons, I will also post excerpts from my own historical fiction to show how I intertwine fact and fiction. Today's excerpt is the opening scene of my novel The Scottish Thistle and I hope you enjoy this journey back to the Scottish Highlands of 1744, before Bonnie...
  12. Cindy Vallar

    Lecture Lesson 1: What Is Historical Fiction?

    Lesson 1: What is Historical Fiction? In his book, Wolf of the Deep (Knopf, 2007), about Raphael Semmes and his Confederate raider, CSS Alabama, Stephen Fox writes, “Historical events in retrospect look more tidy and inevitable than when they were lived. From a distance, with the secret...
  13. Cindy Vallar

    Discussion Welcome to Researching & Writing Historical Fiction

    Welcome, everyone! I’m delighted you chose to join this workshop. Perhaps my mom is responsible for my love of historical fiction. She certainly introduced me to this genre. The first such story I recall reading was Marie McSwigan’s Snow Treasure, the story of how Norwegian children ferried...
  14. DawnChartier

    Moderator Note MODERATOR'S WELCOME - Researching and Writing Historical Fiction

    Welcome to Research & Writing Historical Fiction with Cindy Vallar– 5/07-6/03, 2018. I'm DAWN CHARTIER, your SavvyAuthors moderator. If you have any technical issues such as trouble posting, or forum access; contact me and not the instructor. I'm here to help with technical and logistical...