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The art and craft of writing historical fiction

Author: James Alexander Thom
Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio : Writer's Digest Books, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Thom gives you the tools you need to research and create stories born from the past that will move and inspire modern readers.
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Alexander Thom
ISBN: 9781582975696 1582975698
OCLC Number: 299713905
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 249 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Preface: Once upon a time it was now --
In the river of time --
History: a distillation of rumor --
A catalytic remark --
Modifying the truth --
Searching and researching --
Old stuff in a new package: history in the computer age --
Genealogy is like the potato --
Taming your research data --
It was a dark and storm night --
Ain't like it used to was --
Songs, smells, and sensations --
Catching the historians --
How much credibility? --
What's then got to do with now? --
How not to write historical fiction --
Around the fire.
Responsibility: James Alexander Thom.

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The historical novelist has a responsibility to make his fiction both meaningful and accurate. This title offers comprehensive instruction ranging from conducting research to character development  Read more...

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