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The Resource Once upon a time it was now : the art and craft of writing historical fiction, James Alexander Thom

Once upon a time it was now : the art and craft of writing historical fiction, James Alexander Thom

Label
Once upon a time it was now : the art and craft of writing historical fiction
Title
Once upon a time it was now
Title remainder
the art and craft of writing historical fiction
Statement of responsibility
James Alexander Thom
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Historical fiction writers and historians are not the same. While a historian stands firmly planted in the present and looks back into the past, a historical novelist sets readers directly in the past and shows them forward. The job of a historical fiction writer is to make readers feel the victories and defeats, joys and pains, as if they were there. James Alexander Thom guides aspiring writers through the creation of historical fiction. He includes tips on problems many writers face, including: how much credibility is too much?; telling facts from opinions and seeing through the bias; knowing when to embellish and when not to; researching with archives, genealogy, site visits, journals, and memories. Highlighted with humor and personal anecdotes, Thom's detailed guides uses invaluable insights from himself and other historians and historical novelists to help the reader create a novel that is true to what was then, when then was now
Cataloging source
YDX
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Thom, James Alexander
Dewey number
808.3/81
Index
index present
LC call number
PN3377.5.H57
LC item number
T48 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Historical fiction
Label
Once upon a time it was now : the art and craft of writing historical fiction, James Alexander Thom
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: Once upon a time it was now -- In the river of time -- History: a distillation of rumor -- A catalytic remark -- Modifying the truth -- Searching and researching -- Old stuff in a new package: history in the computer age -- Genealogy is like the potato -- Taming your research data -- It was a dark and storm night -- Ain't like it used to was -- Songs, smells, and sensations -- Catching the historians -- How much credibility? -- What's then got to do with now? -- How not to write historical fiction -- Around the fire
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
249 pages
Isbn
9781681570518
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn961826679
  • (OCoLC)961826679
Label
Once upon a time it was now : the art and craft of writing historical fiction, James Alexander Thom
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: Once upon a time it was now -- In the river of time -- History: a distillation of rumor -- A catalytic remark -- Modifying the truth -- Searching and researching -- Old stuff in a new package: history in the computer age -- Genealogy is like the potato -- Taming your research data -- It was a dark and storm night -- Ain't like it used to was -- Songs, smells, and sensations -- Catching the historians -- How much credibility? -- What's then got to do with now? -- How not to write historical fiction -- Around the fire
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
249 pages
Isbn
9781681570518
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn961826679
  • (OCoLC)961826679

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