Balancing Research and Imaginative Creativity in Historical Fiction


Mark your calendar! Our September Monthly Tea is this Friday, September 22, at 2pm ET (5 pm PT).

Whether you write romance, mystery, fantasy, or some other subgenre of historical fiction, knowing when to stop researching and start writing is crucial to getting your novel on the page.

In this talk, author and translator Jenny Bhatt will discuss the unique challenges of researching and writing historical fiction. She will discuss how to approach research in an organized manner, where to look for primary and secondary sources, how to parse through which details will serve your story, and how to be believable with invented details to fill in the gaps. Plus, she will provide food for thought on how to read between the lines of historical records where chroniclers’ blind spots and biases left people out of the story.

Save your spot for this hour-long discussion of how to research and – more importantly – how to make that research work for your writing!

RFW Members: Simply follow the link in Jenny’s bio to sign up!

Not a member? Click on the membership link in the banner above  to become one and take advantage of this, and all our upcoming Monthly Teas.

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