WRITING THE HISTORICAL NOVEL AND WEAVING FACT WITH FICTION

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By Timothy Best I’m very excited about my latest novel, A Farm In Pennsylvania. It’s my third novel released by the good folks at TouchPoint Press. It’s set in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 1863, just a month or so after the battle … Continue reading

Creating Exceptional Characters by S.K. Derban

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Before a writer can effectively introduce any new character, that character must be created. Imagine reading about a woman with beautiful blue eyes, only to read later about the same woman with green eyes. It is easy for an author … Continue reading

Politics, Passion, and Point of View By Kathryn Brown Ramsperger

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When I began writing The Shores of Our Souls, I knew my choice of point of view was critical. Point of view can make or break a story of interplay between cultures. I started the novel in my protagonist Dianna’s … Continue reading

Why do I write what I write? by Lindsay Downs

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In my previous post, I’m Going to Write a Book, I stated that I am a regency romantic suspense writer. For those of you who aren’t familiar with romantic suspense, it is equal parts romance and mystery, i.e. who done … Continue reading

Seems Mighty Suspicious By J.L. Salter

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Sometimes things are unnecessarily confusing. Especially when one spouse is a slightly paranoid mystery buff (who’s seen almost every Hollywood classic film from the 1930s and 1940s) and the other spouse is suddenly acting quite suspiciously.             [Note: this is slightly embellished from … Continue reading