Writing Excuses 7.7: Historical Fantasy
We begin with a definition of Historical Fantasy that allows us narrow the topic and differentiate it from Alternate History. When we say historical fantasy we mean “adding magic to a historical period we want to write in.” We offer some examples of this, talk about why it’s popular right now, and then talk about how you as a writer can do this well.
Homework: Identify a historical period that you like, and write a story in that setting. Don’t bother researching anything until you’re done.
Thing of the week: His Majesty’s Dragon: Temeraire, Book 1, by Naomi Novik, narrated by Simon Vance.
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