Guides

Get Your Characters from A to B Authentically: Online Resources for Ground Transportation

Do you need to transport your historical character from Point A to Point B and aren’t sure how he or she will ...Read Guide

New books by HNS members, November 2018

compiled by Sarah Johnson Congrats to the following authors on their new releases! If you’re an HNS member who’s written a ...Read Guide

Guide: Historical Fiction Book Cover Designers

Here are some of the choices that HNS members have made. To find the designer, click on our hover over the cover image. ...Read Guide

Guide: Defining the historical fiction genre

There are problems with defining the historical fiction genre, as with defining any genre. When does ‘contemporary’ end, and ‘historical’ begin? What about ...Read Guide

Ray and Pat Browne Library for Popular Culture Studies: a Resource for Historical Novelists

I’m going to break my own rules in this article. Normally I write about university and cultural heritage institutions’ digitized collections that ...Read Guide

New books by HNS members, August 2018

Congrats to the following authors on their new releases! If you’ve written a historical novel or nonfiction work published (or to be ...Read Guide

Weather History: Story Ideas and Research Sources

  Are you a stickler for research, wanting to get even the weather correct for the time period in your novel? There are ...Read Guide

Guide: The Philosophical Historical Novel

The Ancients Philosophers of the past so aroused the societies they lived in that they were often persecuted, executed, or hired to teach ...Read Guide

New books by HNS members, May 2018

Congrats to the following authors on their new releases! If you’ve written a historical novel or nonfiction work published (or to be ...Read Guide

Online Historical Medical Resources

If the historical novel you are writing has people in it, odds are you will need to research medical history for your characters’ ...Read Guide