Yes, it’s finally time to reveal my theme for the A-Z Challenge this year.
In 2011, I didn’t have a theme. I posted mainly on the themes of this blog: writing and social anxiety.
In 2012, I wrote about places in Jerusalem.
In 2013, my theme was memoir writing. I learned a lot that year. One day, I might put that knowledge to use.
In 2014, I highlighted authors, including some of my new friends all published by Crooked Cat.
In 2015, ….
Writing Historical Fiction
I will publish 26 posts on the theme of writing historical fiction. I’ve never written historical fiction and don’t know much about it, so I’m hoping all you experts out there will help me by adding comments to my posts. I’m really excited to be doing this and I do have a little idea about where this might lead.
This blog is six years old today.
This was my first post:
Speech is silver. Silence is…
…not golden. Just a fake gold that soon dulls. Like the necklace I bought in Cyprus. They told me it was gold. I knew they were lying, but I bought it anyway. I felt I had to buy something because they gave me tea….
I’ve been keeping silent for most of my life. It’s time to talk.
So tune in again, keep in touch and don’t suffer in silence.
So much has happened since then. Thank you for being part of it.
16 replies on “A Revelation and a Birthday”
I live and breathe historical, and have been writing exclusively 20th century historical for over 20 years now. Prior to that, I was in love with 18th and 19th century historical, and will someday resurrect those long-shelved characters. I’ll be looking forward to your theme, and seeing what kind of historical you’re interested in.
I’m looking forward to reading about any of your experience you want to share in the comments.
I’ve never written historical fiction either, so this will be interesting 🙂
I hope so 🙂
Sounds like fun…I love reading historical fiction…I’ll stop by in April and check out your writing.
Good. Looking forward to seeing you around.
I’m a history freak and, although I try to set stories in the present, I can’t help writing historical fiction. Good luck and I look forward to reading pearls of wisdom.
Thank you. I’m not sure I have many pearls of wisdom, but you’re welcome to add your own.
History has always been a special subject for me, but I’ve been cautious about writing Historical Fiction. Look forward to your A to Z – mine is historical too, The War of 1812, which I’m researching for a Memoir that appears in a present day mystery.
Great! We need to learn history and we need to learn from history.
What fun!! I can’t wait. I love writing not only about things from the past – but the people. Now I can’t wait for April!!
Trisha (aka Bread and Butter Days)
The people bring the past alive. Not long now…
I don’t know a lot about historical fiction either, so I’ll be interested in these posts. I remember your 2012 A-Z posts, that was the first and last time I did the challenge.
Your last time until this year. See you in April!
Heck yes! It is so rare to see historical fiction themes! That’s my home turf and I love to connect with people who read it or write it 🙂 Cheers!
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Great! See you around.