Writing Historical Fiction

A number of interesting perspectives on historical fiction here. My thanks to author Joan Hall for sharing her thoughts.

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Hey, SE Readers. Joan with you today. This is a sad day in American history. Fifty-eight years ago, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas.

Most who were alive on November 22, 1963, remember that day. It’s like Pearl Harbor for those who were alive on December 7, 1941, or in more recent years, September 11, 2001. I was only five years old in 1963, but I still remember when my father told me the news. I recall my mother’s tears.

I’ve always admired authors who write historical fiction. There are several definitions of the genre. The Historical Novel Society defines it as works “written at least fifty years after the events described.” Others claim it is novels set before the mid-twentieth century, and still others say…

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