10 Dos and Don’ts of How to Write Historical Fiction That Sells

(Disclaimer: This article is intended for ordinary mortals like myself who love writing and need to make a living from it, but aren’t perhaps literary geniuses. If you are a literary genius, or of independent means, it may not be for you.)

I knew I had to do it. I’d self-published seven books, had my eighth accepted by a publisher, and been commissioned to write another by a second publisher. So I quit writing.

(Research and Storytelling for Successful Historical Fiction)

After years of writing nonfiction, I could no longer deny that my heart lay in writing fiction. Which meant I had to abandon my career as a nonfiction writer just as it was taking off or I would never have the courage to make the switch.

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