#AtoZchallenge: H is for Historical Fiction



Here we go, my favorite genre! I love historical fiction for so many reasons.
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I love thinking about how people lived and how their choices shaped our world today. There might not be much room to really dive into the latter in historical fiction but I can highlight certain events and therefore get my reader to think about the ramifications of the choices that brought those events about.
In honor of that, how could I choose anything else for the letter H? 
So here's your prompt for today:

WRITE A STORY IN THE HISTORICAL FICTION GENRE. YOU CHOOSE THE LENGTH. MAKE SURE THAT YOU RESEARCH TO KEEP IT ACCURATE!

Remember that the option to fictionalize only goes so far. Your story still has to be credible. 
As I see it, there are two approaches you can take to historical fiction:
  • Create characters that interact with the movers and shakers of the past where you also write those characters into your story (Example:  Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett)
  • Create characters that live in the past and are impacted by the events of the time where you either create fictional versions of the movers and shakers or they're just mentioned or referenced (Example: Shogun by James Clavell)
The most important task ahead of you is to have fun!
Happy writing!

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