This ‘fictorial’ as the author calls it, should start a trend amongst authors with a desire to help other writers improve their craft. That is precisely what John Yeoman does in this collection of historical mystery stories. He tells a tale and inserts footnote links in the text, these lead to the footnotes, which explain what the writing sample has done, and how. It’s a fascinating and extremely useful tool for those wanting to become better writers of fiction.
The stories? Well, John Yeoman is an aut... read more »
Using Telling Details for Setting in Historical Fiction
by Shauna Roberts
In historical fiction, you can bring your setting to life best by choosing the most pertinent, most evocative details: the telling details, as Russian author Anton Chekov called them.
Why not just inundate your readers with all the details so that they can form a full, complete picture of the setting in their minds? Such details take up a lot of space; paper is expensive, so your book would cost more. Also, the readers may not... read more »
"Oh My Darling" by Cate O'Toole examines the highs and lows of the California gold rush. read more »
Rory Johnston announces release of 2nd book in Katambora Series - Katambora Rising. Book one, The Sands of Katambora: A Safari Chronicle released early 2014. read more »
"Onesimus: A Novel of Early Christianity" by Mark McFaddyn is available as a paperback Amazon worldwide and for Kindle US and Kindle UK. read more »
Taste of Treason is the second book in the Tudor Enigma series. The books are a mix of alternative history and fantasy, but that description fails to do them justice.
Well written and comprehensively researched, the stories take the reader back to the days following the death of Henry VIII. Except that in these stories, Henry has a male heir, Henry IX is on the throne, and Anne Boleyn is alive and well.
In Taste of Treason, Luke, an apothecary working not far from Hampton Court Palace, has been enga... read more »
"The Queen of Sparta" is a new novel of Greece by T. S. Chaudhry. read more »
"Salt and the Sea Venture" by Melissa L. Gill is the first book in the Colonial Cats, Juvenile Historical Fiction series. read more »
"Dawn of Steam: Gods of the Sun" by Jeffrey Cook, with Sarah Symonds is the Second Volume of Alternate-History/ Early Steampunk Series. read more »
Two lonely souls find each other in the sweeping historical romance, "Of Angels and Orphans" by Barbara T. Cerny read more »