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Looking for Historically Accurate Names for Your Historical Novel

Are you a stickler for historical accuracy? Do you want to make sure your characters have period-appropriate names? There are some good websites ...Read Guide

Older Books as Story Idea Generators

Are your usual sources of story ideas tapped out? Is your publisher pressuring you for details on what your next novel is going ...Read Guide

Historical Sport Resources for Historical Fiction Writers

Does your novel need a description of what people wore when skiing in the early 20th century? Are you setting a scene at ...Read Guide

Historical Fiction Research Sources for Working Class and Labor History

Are you writing about characters among the working classes in the British and American past? Here are books on the social aspects of ...Read Guide

Sources of Research for the Battle of Waterloo and the War of 1812

The 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo prompted me to search for digitized resources on the battle, only to be brought up ...Read Guide

Research Sources for Historical Novelists on Early American and English Country Houses

Early American houses Drawings Newer historical novelists may not have heard of Eric Sloane, the author/historian/artist who died 30 years ago. And ...Read Guide

Indie Roundup: A Look at Exceptional Indie HF of 2014

There were two things I wanted to do when I took over as Managing Editor for the HNS Indie Reviews: 1. Encourage good quality – ...Read Guide

Worldwide library digital collections for historical novelists

I’ve talked quite a bit about university libraries’ digital collections in past posts. But you should know that the larger public libraries ...Read Guide

Kickstarter: A Great Resource for Authors. Teralyn Rose Pilgrim talks about her experience

How Kickstarter Works Kickstarter.com is a website where people ask for money to fund a project and offer each backer a reward ...Read Guide

Historical dress, lifestyles, weapons, and time – some resources

Dress, lifestyles, weapons, and time: Here are more free online resources that historical novelists may find useful in their research. Also, four print ...Read Guide

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