Wowzer! Y'all know how to par-tay. So let's give it another go, shall we?
Here's today's question:
What's one thing you like about historical fiction? What's one thing you don't like about historical fiction?
Answer in the comment section for your chance to win one of the prizes listed in yesterday's post.
Now then, today I'll play, though technically, I don't get to win. And I'll mix the questions up a bit just to keep things spicy.
What's one thing I like about writing historical fiction?
I love the research. Yes, I was one of those nerdy girls in junior high who purposely looked for the fattest book on the library shelves just so I could have the satisfaction of having read the longest book. For the record, it was a 600 page version of The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. But I digress... Sometimes I wonder if I was born in the wrong century because I'm fascinated by all things historical. Reading about it is the next best thing to being there.
What's one thing I don't like about writing historical fiction?
No matter how hard I try, there's always a contemporary word or two that slips into my writing. Finding and replacing those words is a feat of super human strength, and if I happen to mess up, there's always a reader out there who's sure to crack me over the knuckles with a ruler.
Alrighty...it's your turn to play. Leave your comment and I'll enter you in the prize-filled drawing. And as always, be sure to spread the word.
I hear voices. Loud. Incessant. And very real. Which basically gives me two options: choke back massive amounts of Prozac or write fiction. I chose the latter. Way cheaper. I've been writing since I discovered blank wall space and Crayolas. I seek to glorify God in all that I write...except for that graffiti phase I went through as a teenager. Oops. Did I say that out loud?