historical fiction connection

Blog Tour Week 2: Maybe I Should Just Give Up And Write YA

I’m guest blogging at the Historical Fiction Connection today, and my topic is the eternal dilemma all HF authors face, the one that occasionally has me pondering a career switch to YA dystopia where I wouldn’t have to face the following problems:

1.How to make my character likeable even when they have some historically-accurate-but-distasteful opinions from their time period such as “Hey, I think slavery’s just fine, want to go out and shop for a masseuse?”

2.How to ramp up the story’s suspense for a historical figure when the reader already knows, thanks to Wikipedia, the history books, or the latest Showtime TV sensation (like “The Tudors”), exactly what happened to them (chopping block).

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Sex and the City (of Rome)

I admit it – I love “Sex and the City.” I treated myself to a marathon after turning in Daughters of Rome, and I started to see certain similarities between the TV show about four girls from New York, and my book about four girls from Rome. So when “Historical Fiction Connection” invited me over today to guest blog, I decided to make a category by category comparison . . .

The Romantic Escapades

“Carrie and the girls managed, over many seasons and two movies, to rack up four marriages, one divorce, three children, and countless lovers. I’m sorry, but my heroine and her posse have them beat with eleven marriages, six divorces, eight children, and countless lovers. Those racy Romans . . .”

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