Historical Fiction Panel - July 18, 2012 discussion

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Historical Fiction...Define It

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message 1: by Stefany (last edited Dec 05, 2016 02:01PM) (new)

Stefany Newman | 3 comments I don't think there is a limit on how far back you go to be considered historical fiction. Unless you write about things that have not been proven like if you write a history fiction about Atlantis based solely on Plato's writings, I dont think it will be considered "historical"


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Jessie (speroadastra) | 1 comments I don't even think language is as important a factor. For my taste, as long as the story is set in an historical timeline, draws on factual characters and events to create context, and keeps true to the period in terms of technology, culture and character view points.


message 3: by Donna (new)

Donna Kling | 1 comments Jessie, I agree with your perspective. Period appropriate content and factual characters and events are key!


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