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Emotional truths in the history-based novel’s characters

This article on the challenges of writing a historical novel that has characters true to their time caught my eye. While it is not directly SF or fantasy related, it has some useful insights in developing characters that reflect the culture and society in which they live. This not only applies to historical fiction but also fantasy and SF set in thee past but also is relevant whenever the story is set, be it present day, near or distant future, on Earth or out in space.

Emotional Truths and Historical Lies in the Shadow of the Great War

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Famous Advice on Writing: The Collected Wisdom of Great Writers

The previous post, about Susan Sontag, came from an initial reference to a very useful web site called Brain Pickings. Since then I have been exploring the site and found some very useful posts on writing advice. These are summarised as Famous Advice on Writing: The Collected Wisdom of Great Writers.

Read, learn and enjoy!

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