One way of becoming a history buff (kind of)

After hearing Peter Ho Davies speak to my class last year (and subsequently falling in love with his novel), I was inspired to learn more about writing historical fiction. With the help of Davies’ advice to pick an area of history that you are interested in and develop a new angle on it, I decided to develop this idea for a novel that I really wanted to pursue more seriously. But writing a novel is a huge task, one I know I couldn’t take lightly, so I would really like to learn more about the breakdown process of writing a novel. More specifically, I want to know more about how to ensure that the scope of creative license in historical fiction doesn’t go too far beyond the realm of what makes sense. I’m sure there are a lot of ways to approach writing historical fiction, even on a smaller scale, that will be useful to know for this goal I hope to eventually accomplish.

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