Historical Novelists

An open forum for writers writing historical fiction or interested in the genre.

Location: Fiction
Members: 41
Latest Activity: Feb 16

New Members, Welcome!

When joining this group please post something about your work-in-progress: include time period, theme, and at what stage of the writing process you are currently in.  Also, post a blog/website for us to visit!  

Write on...and back into history.

Discussion Forum

How can I tell if my work is Historical Fiction?

Started by Mercy B. Taylor. Last reply by Maria Catalina Vergara Egan May 11, 2014. 6 Replies

Okay, I know that this may sound like a dumb question but I have to ask.How can I tell if my work is Historical Fiction?I normally write fantasy, sci-fi and contemporary stories so this is something…Continue

Lingusitically historically accurate!

Started by Lorraine Swoboda. Last reply by Maria Catalina Vergara Egan May 11, 2014. 7 Replies

If you are writing historical fiction set in England or any other part of the UK as it is now known, please mind your language!I have recently read three such novels, two by American authors, one…Continue

Tags: anachronism, English, fiction, Historical

Historical accuracy - Bendable? Or Deal Breaker?

Started by Kristen Elise. Last reply by Alyssa Cole Jan 7, 2014. 21 Replies

I recently participated in a discussion in which the question was posted: What's the most important thing in an historical novel?  The resounding answer was: historical accuracy.  The vast majority…Continue

Resources for Historical Fiction Writers

Started by Roslyn Imrie. Last reply by Sophie Schiller Jan 1, 2014. 3 Replies

What resources do you use when fact checking? Are there certain websites you find particularly useful when looking up details and facts? Please share!Continue

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Comment by Rachel Meyers on January 3, 2015 at 8:19am

Hi everyone,

I haven't published any historical novels yet, but am working on a few - one set in 1920's England, the other during the Second World War in Europe.  I think early-mid 20th Century is my favourite time period to write, and am hoping to focus on books set then this year.  I have so many ideas, it's hard to focus on one at a time ;)

Look forward to getting to know you all - I am new to SheWrites and still finding my way around...

Comment by Maria Catalina Vergara Egan on May 11, 2014 at 5:23pm

Have we connected yet?

I am an author who enjoys History and I cross-promote with authors of a wide variety of genres at 4covert2overt A Place in the Spotlight . Authors, Artists, Bloggers are invited for a DAY IN THE SPOTLIGHT.

Most genres are welcome but this is not an adult blog, Artists are  also welcome as are tour stops; so if your book is touring contact me and I can gladly offer a stop.

If you are interested on a Spotlight contact me at .

I hope we can cross-promote in many ways.

If History is your thing I can also welcome you at THE BRIDGE OF DEATHS BLOG

If you get a chance please check out Barnes and Noble or AMAZON It is a well-documented factual pre-World War II event with a twist of fiction and a touch of the metaphysical.

Meet me on Facebook

M.C.V. Egan


Comment by Stephanie Renée dos Santos on January 9, 2014 at 1:12pm

Hi Nik- I just visited your blog and you have honest and insightful posts there. I liked your post reflecting on the subtleties of word choice. And from your website I love this line taken from your historical novel Descendants of Hagar book jacket blurb: "While other women are raised to be broken, Linny is reared to build and repair." It says a lot. It is powerful. I am an artist/writer too! Pleasure to connect. Write on...

Comment by Stephanie Renée dos Santos on January 9, 2014 at 1:00pm

Fellow Writers-

Yesterday my prose poem "The Sand Poet" released in literary journal LALITAMBA.

Here is the link:

The story was inspired by ancient wisdom.

"It's a philosophical piece about communing, the reality of impermanence, and the experience of non-attachment. A poet writes daily upon a beach, creating works that are pertinent in their moment: writing not to produce lasting works, but as a spiritual act of being. This story reminds and encourages us to recognize our nature, which is nature, to live and experience each moment, to unite, to be, and to let go." ~ Stephanie Renee Dos Santos

Comment by Nik Nicholson on January 7, 2014 at 5:05pm

Hi Stephanie. :)

Comment by Stephanie Renée dos Santos on January 7, 2014 at 12:01pm

Hi Nik-  Thanks for joining us and sharing about your work. I will visit your website and blog soon! Looking forward to learning more about your stories. Best~ Stephanie

Comment by Nik Nicholson on January 6, 2014 at 6:51pm

Hi, my name is Nik Nicholson. Descendants of Hagar was published July 2013.  I am currently working on the follow up novel, Daughter of Zion. The time period is 1914-1930.  I am about 70K into the second novel.  My website is and my blog is

Let me know if I left something out.  Good evening everyone. 

Comment by Stephanie Renée dos Santos on January 3, 2014 at 6:50pm

Hi Sara- I can contact via email, please post your email address here. I looked on your page but didn't see it. Mine is in the post below, but here it is also: I read your post about critiquing and liked what you had to say. Props! Let's chat to see if we're a fit for each other. 

Comment by Sakki selznick on January 3, 2014 at 4:19pm
I'm interested, very interesed. (sounds right uo my interest-alley) but mine is a long manuscript. My readers say it reads fast, but. . .

Can you contact me via email and we could exchange first three chapters or something?
Comment by Wilhelmina Stolen on January 2, 2014 at 5:03pm

Stephanie, I'll be hosting a party with goodies and giveaways. Stay tuned!


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