This guide has been written to help people who wish to write historical fiction. It can work for novels, scripts or even, yes, roleplays. I tried to think of tips and ideas that would help anyone, no matter what they’re planning on writing, though if you have any other more specific questions, I’d be glad to answer right there. If this has been any useful to you, please, take a minute or two to read this, and take the time to live or reblog.
What is historical fiction?
Historical fiction: noun. - the genre of literature, film, etc., comprising narratives that take place in the past and are characterized chiefly by an imaginative reconstruction of historical events and personages.- source (dictionary.com)
In more simple words, historical fiction is a genre in which the author talk about the past. A story happening in the past is not necesarily historical fiction though. Why? Simply because it might have been written in said past. In short, if the story happens when the author is living, it’s not historical fiction - a work only qualifies as historical fiction when written at least (usually) fifty years after the setting.
Clint Mansell - Lux Aeterna (Requiem for a Dream Theme)
Gooooooooosebumps! Every. Fucking. Time!
Oh, there was just so much fear in her heart.
This is pure inspiration!