Don’t Go Down the Rabbit Hole! How Not to Get Lost in the Research

Guest Post by Lori Anne Goldstein - Every novel involves research. Whether it’s understanding what happens when someone goes into anaphylactic shock or how a bullet penetrates a car window or how in the world TikTok works, our stories take us places we haven’t been. But when it comes to historical fiction, those places are … Continue reading Don’t Go Down the Rabbit Hole! How Not to Get Lost in the Research

Researching Historical Fiction: Sources and Applications

Guest Post by William F. Hager Researching historical fiction can be a daunting task, one that can cause delay in completing a manuscript, frustration, and self-doubt. But fortunately it doesn’t have to. Instead, research can turn dry, dusty history into bright, imaginative fiction that pulls the reader into your historical world, living and breathing your … Continue reading Researching Historical Fiction: Sources and Applications

My Secret Tool for Writing Complex, Believable Characters

Guest Post by Lisa Betz - I’m an introverted, non-emotional, unassertive, analytical thinker, while my heroine is nosy, headstrong, extroverted, intuitive, and a little reckless. Because our personalities are so different, I must frequently remind myself that my heroine doesn’t see the world the same way I do and she won’t react to a given … Continue reading My Secret Tool for Writing Complex, Believable Characters