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92 Historical Fiction Ideas for Writers

92 very clever ideas that will enable you to write unique, compelling and successful historical stories faster and easier than ever before.

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Why you need this book

In today's ultra-competitive writing and publishing market, you need every advantage you can get. That's where our inspiring collection of writing ideas can help you.

Each of the 35 books in the ideas4writers collection is packed with versatile ideas, expert tips, and easy-to-implement practical advice.

You'll soon be writing brilliant books, amazing articles, and standout stories that will have readers, editors and publishers longing for more.

The HISTORICAL collection includes:

  • Easy ways to think yourself into character
  • Taking a fresh look at the places you already know
  • How to dramatise a real event
  • The rules of etiquette through the ages
  • The easiest ways to do historical research
  • Historical humour
  • Why accuracy is important, and how to get it right
  • How to write compelling historical non-fiction
  • Inventions and discoveries that changed the world
  • Coping with obsolete language
  • The history of history
  • Women's role in history - and how to give your characters a better life
  • Plus 20 great storylines you can use or adapt as you wish
  • And much more - far too many great ideas to list here!

Be a more inspired, more productive and more successful writer with the ideas4writers ideas collection.

Excerpt: Developing your town

Imagine that your town doesn't exist yet. It's just a barren patch of land. Now imagine that someone decides to construct the first building there. Who is this person and what sort of building is it? (You can make this up if you can't find out.) Why does he decide to build there? It could be because there's a bridge already there, or it's a convenient (i.e. shallow) crossing point in the river. It could be a point where several roads meet. It could be a convenient stopping-off point on the way to somewhere else. Or perhaps it's a place where traders come together to market their goods. Maybe it just feels like a nice place.

Now imagine the town slowly developing. Other people construct more buildings - homes, shops, market stalls, farms, inns and lodging houses, churches, manufacturing and service industries, schools, and so on.

Think about the problems and daily hardships they would have faced back then. Think about the communication and relationship with nearby towns and villages.

How would the original developers feel about the way the town is today? Proud? Or horrified?

Or you could look at how the town coped (or maybe thrived) during things like the Roman invasion, or the Civil War, or the two World Wars. What about during other periods in history?

And what about the people themselves? The first policeman, the first person in the town to own a motorcar, the first telephone or television, and so on. Your town presents an almost unlimited supply of ideas for fascinating historical stories.

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