Historical fiction research

I’ve suffered for my Art (but you don’t have to, unless you so choose…*)

More than any other genre of fiction, historical fiction require RESEARCH, which I blog about in general as well as the specific historical eras I’m writing about:

Cooking and feasting - The Bayeux Tapestry, circa 1070, England

Medieval England


Ancient Greece


*In reference to the Turkey City Lexicon, a compendium of sci-fi and fantasy clichés and pitfalls that are applicable to any other genre as well.  One such entry in the Lexicon – “I’ve suffered for my Art (and now it’s your turn)” – is an admonishment against overloading one’s novel with irrelevant bits of information proudly uncovered while researching.

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