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Historical Body Mods: Makeup, Tattoos, and Corsets

BY B.J. SEDLOCK Body modification has a long history, and if you need to address it in your novel, here are some ...Read Guide

Forthcoming historical novels for 2022

The Historical Novel Society lists mainstream and small press historical titles for books set in eras up to the early 1970s. Details are ...Read Guide

Forthcoming children’s and YA historical novels for 2022

The Historical Novel Society lists mainstream and small press titles for readers aged 4 – 18. Books are set in eras up to the early 1970s. ...Read Guide

Historical Slang Print Resources for Novelists, Part Two: Military and Slang of Specific Fields

This continues my series on historical slang, listing print books on military slang and slang of specific fields that will help you incorporate ...Read Guide

Forthcoming historical novels for 2021

The Historical Novel Society lists mainstream and small press historical titles for books set in eras up to the early 1970s.  Details are ...Read Guide

How to find a literary agent for historical fiction

Finding a literary agent who can sell your work, win you commissions, and look after your author journey is like finding the Holy ...Read Guide

Guide: our definition of historical fiction

As with any genre, there are problems with defining historical fiction. When does ‘contemporary’ end, and ‘historical’ begin? What about novels that are ...Read Guide

Historical Slang – Print Resources for Novelists: Part One

Getting slang right for your time period and location is important for novelists.  For historical slang, I found much more information in print ...Read Guide

New books by Historical Novel Society members, February 2021

Congratulations to our author members on their new book releases.  If you’ve written a historical novel or nonfiction work published (or to ...Read Guide

Historical Infectious Diseases Other Than Influenza

Here are resources on some non-influenza epidemics that had historical impact.  Writers who want to add drama to their novels’ plots by having ...Read Guide

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