Today I'm momentarily crawling out of the writer's cave in which I've been laboring over the last few chapters of my manuscript to shine the spotlight on some excellent work by other bloggers. These ladies always write such thoughtful, interesting posts, which, frankly, make me a tiny bit envious of their blogging skills! These are all posts that I've really enjoyed over the past month. I particularly appreciated the consideration of some aspects of historical writing, things I'd thought about myself in my own muddled way, but hadn't been able to put into words so concisely and effectively. Without further ado, the links:
- Abigail Hartman on two fine, effective literary techniques, foreshadowing and echoing.
- Jennifer Freitag on making your historical setting seem realistic: take it as a matter of course
- Elizabeth Rose had some useful tips for managing historical research.
- Jennifer Freitag again, on another aspect of research: don't forget your characters looked back at history, too.