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 »
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