Archaic or strange language in historical fiction

In my final post on the “problem” of language in historical fiction, I am going to consider the possible effects of using archaic or strange language in an historical novel. This is my last blog post for 2016, but I plan to be back in the new year with more thoughts on writing historical fiction. …

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Modern language and the problem of anachronisms

Following on from last week’s blog post, introducing my thoughts on the “problem” of language in historical fiction, today I am going to consider the possible effects of using modern language in an historical novel. Ken Follett is one novelist who has been accused of using overly modern language in his mediaeval historical novels (Pillars …

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The Best Supporting Role is…

Starting on 6th December on Helen Hollick's https://ofhistoryandkings.blogspot.com... Come and meet a host of wonderful supporting characters from the novels of twelve different authors (including me!). The characters you will be meeting will be one of those who might get Best Supporting Actor at the Oscars, rather than Best Actor. Helen thought it was high time that some of …

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