8 Tips for Historical Fiction Writers

clothingOver the last months, I’ve been writing a series on tips on writing within a genre. So far:

Today, let’s talk about historic fiction. I am writing a series (The Evolution Files–my protagonist is pictured to the lower right) still in draft form that could generously be labeled ‘historic thriller’. It includes all the elements of the thrillers I love–superhero who does the impossible, big goals like save the world, flawed good guys who you love anyway–but set far back in time, in my case, 1.8 million years ago.  Because this era precedes farming, community living, fire, religion, and the wheel, I concentrate on core strengths that shaped man to dominate Earth, that helped him survive when other…

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