It’s Your Turn! Guest Blogs from Readers and Writers

This is the part of the web site where you get to express your ideas, questions, hopes, values, and thoughts in general about the challenges and excitements of writing, creating, and promoting your work – or to share the fun and thrill of what you’re reading.

I’m asking both readers and writers whom I know – and I’ll eventually go out on a limb and put out a call to some people I don’t know, but who I think will have something interesting to say.  The focus will be mainly on mystery/suspense, romance, fantasy, horror, SciFi, or YA, in keeping with the interests of most of my readers – but that doesn’t mean that I won’t have writers bring in topics or authors that you might not quite expect to fit these areas.  So, do respond here on this site or by sending me an email at  syang@worcester.edu.  But keep it clean – Natasha will be watching!

 

If you have ideas for a blog appropriate to this site (250-500 words), contact me at syang@worcester.edu and I can see if your proposal would work.  All final decisions for editing rest with me (and my co-editor), since I’m the one everyone will blame if something looks hinky, content- or grammar-wise!

This month’s feature:

Post #7, June 16, 2019  “Adventures in Writing a Historical Novel” by Timothy Shaw

Tim Shaw is back with us to celebrate the release of his second novel following Geoffrey Chaucer’s mystery-solving endeavors:  A Year in Oxford. In this essay, Tim leads us through the the questions and concerns of an author working to balance believability and historical accuracy with modern perceptions in crafting a historical novel.  He also lets us in on the pleasures of drawing on your own areas of expertise, delving deeper into those areas, and opening up that world for your readers.  Enjoy!

                                 

Updated 6/16/19
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