Family Trees, Random Old Timey Records, and Historical Fiction

Last week, I came across a post on another blog, The Second Sentence, about how genealogy can help a historical fiction writer. I haven't been particularly inspired to write anything based on my own genealogy, but I know people who have.In reading ship manifests and censuses over the years, I've come across interesting things in … Continue reading Family Trees, Random Old Timey Records, and Historical Fiction

The Koh-i-Noor Diamond: Britain in the Victorian Age

There I was, clicking away at chapter nine, when I came to a scene where Victoria learns that her cousin/ex-fiance Conrad is going to auction off some pieces of art and jewelry. The proceeds are going to be used to renovate a derelict part of their old England manor, all so Conrad's bride-to-be, the American … Continue reading The Koh-i-Noor Diamond: Britain in the Victorian Age

Plotting

This post is for IWSG's May posting. The Insecure Writer's Support Group was founded by ninja Alex J. Cavanagh and posts their writerly insecurities out into the world every first Wednesday of the month.The climax. The turning point. The hinge. The whole point of the story.For the longest time, I couldn't seem to make my … Continue reading Plotting