First produced on Broadway on January 22,the play was partly a response to the panic caused by irrational fear of Communism during the Cold War which resulted in the hearings by the House Committee on Unamerican Activities. This is simply not history. The real story is far more complex, dramatic, and interesting - and well worth exploring. Miller himself had some things to say about the relationship between his play and the actual historical event that are worth considering.
Personally, I like to start by using street names, and train lines to do this. I knew where my characters lived, I knew how they traveled to get to get to heir jobs, and I used that to enrich the story.
Using languages or accents.
For a novel written in English, there are plenty of German words in City of Women, but I was always careful not to use words that took too much space to translate. The basic rule of thumb, I think is, if you want to use a foreign word for effect, then look for those words that are close enough to the language of your book that the meaning is obvious.
Is it better to sign with a new literary agent or an experienced one? In the same way that too much explanation of 19th century shoe buttons will slow down the action, so will injecting too much flotsam just to use a word that looks exotic on the page.
David is excited to give away a free copy of his novel to a random commenter. Agent Donald Maass, who is also an author himself, is one of the top instructors nationwide on crafting quality fiction.If creative writing is your passion, then you’d probably enjoy a career in which you could spend all day (or at least most of the day) pursuing that passion.
But creative writing is an artistic pursuit, and we all know that a career in the arts isn’t easy to come by.
It takes hard work, drive. How to Write Historical Fiction This page offers tips on how to write historical fiction. It is just one of many pages on the CWN website about the elements of fiction and creative writing techniques.
The Elements of Style: William Strunk, Jr. Asserting that one must first know the rules to break them, this classic reference book is a must-have for any student and conscientious writer. The traditional definition of the historical fiction genre is “fiction set in the past” where the author is writing from research rather than personal experience.
This definition leaves a lot of room for interpretation, controversy, and contradiction. The purpose of this guide is to walk a high school student through an easy step-by-step process of writing an historical essay. Writing an essay for history is not necessarily the same as it may be for an English class.
Through the next few pages we will cover a basic overview of the process while. Over the last 20 years The Historical Novels Review (the society’s print magazine for our members) has published reviews of some 15, historical fiction books.