Tag: Writing Historical Fiction

A Blend of History: A Walk Down Memory Lane in the Middle of Historical Research

I side-stepped my plans to write this weekend in order to complete a bit more historical research at The Foley and Searls historical libraries in Nevada City, California. I'm inserting 3 to 4 chapters in advance of my original start to Part 2 (I'm no "pantster" so I will be completing  a detailed outline prior to … Continue reading A Blend of History: A Walk Down Memory Lane in the Middle of Historical Research

Knowing When to Put the Pen Down

Last weekend I had the house to myself. My husband took all five of our kids on a road trip, dropped our oldest off back at college and visited old friends from the town in Idaho we had lived for 12 years prior to moving to California in 2011. My plan? Clean the rooms of … Continue reading Knowing When to Put the Pen Down

What IS my book about?

I know I need to get really good at explaining this. Especially when I am in public, carrying or reading one of the Write Great Fiction books I am studying as I revise my manuscript. My hesitation? How much do I actually give away about the plot while explaining it? What would the back cover of my … Continue reading What IS my book about?