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4 Tips for Historical Fiction

4 Tips for Historical Fiction

4 Historical Fiction Writing TipsLast spring, the Roman Baths Museum in Bath, England, approached my MA program and asked the students to write short stories about the Beau Street Hoard—a real live treasure hoard discovered across the street. The museum wanted to make the discovery exciting for kids, so they turned to us to come up with short stories about how the hoard came to be buried.

I was super excited about this project. I love historical fiction and I love the Roman Baths.

But when I sat down to write a story in no more than…Continue Reading

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Scraps: The Gorgon’s Head

Scraps: The Gorgon’s Head

The stone man stares at me, and I know he wants me to be like him. He wants me to be stone, too. His eyes don’t frighten me, though. They are confused eyes. They are eyes that don’t understand flesh. I’m better than him: I understand stone.

(Stumbled upon this in my notes from the Roman Baths in Bath, UK, and I thought I’d share.)

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