I've a thing for historical fiction (my first multichapter story, De Immortalitate, is set in the Roman Empire). This article by David R. Gillham, author of City of Women, will help you to avoid history lessons in your stories and, at the same time, to use your research, as well as language or accents, to build a setting. Enjoy!

David R. Gillham says:

"Here are a few points that writers of historical fiction might consider as they sit down to work:

1. Fiction = Friction. Regardless of your time period, regardless of all the in-depth research you’ve done, you must remember that you’re writing fiction first, and historical fiction second. In other words, don’t forget that it’s action and conflict that moves the book forward. The historical details enrich the work, but detail for detail’s sakes will sink you." ...continue.

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