Published: March 25th, 2011
For many, the idea of writing a historical novel—be in mainstream fiction, romance or YA—can be daunting. Often times, the research alone can take as long as it does to write the book. But, believe it or not, you can make it simple—trust me, I’ve written over a dozen historical novels and novellas.
First step to simplifying your research is the who, what, where and when? Keep a notebook or a word document that is broken up into the facts, and the resources you used to find them. Having it on hand, rather than trying to memorize the information, will make writing out your scenes much easier.