Novel Writing Quotes features quotes about writing novels, by traditionally published novelists with major publishers, drawn from recent articles at Writing Historical Novels, Writing Teen Novels, Writing Novels in Australia, and elsewhere.
The regular contributors to these novel writing sites for 2013 include New York Times (US), Sunday Times (UK), Globe and Mail (Canada) and Der Spiegel (Germany) bestselling novelists.
Research is an intimate part of writing historical fiction. It’s the foundation upon which each good story rests, and as such, it needs to be robust and well-laid. In my opinion, without a good basis in reality or fact, historical fiction becomes either historical fantasy or alternate history. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with those genres - I’m fond of them myself, especially the latter - but they fall into a different classification to the books I write. *** Sunday Times bestselling historical novelist Ben Kane at http://writinghistoricalnovels.com/2013/02/08/on-research-to-write-historical-novels-by-ben-kane.