Welcome to our board! Log In Create A New Profile
Use mobile view

Advanced

Re: Writing for Reading

March 16, 2015 06:17AM
Like James, I gotta agree with Alida.

If you're changing the era, that's one thing, but if you're writing about the Regency, you should, to the degree you can, write like the Regency. It worked for Georgette Heyer (and unlike most of us, though Ms. Heyer's books evoke Jane Austen, she had the good manners to create her own characters).

On the manlier side, it worked for military historical fiction writer Patrick O'Brian. Notwithstanding my being a Bernard Cornwell fan, compare a Richard Sharpe novel (which are, rather deliberately, written to more modern tastes) to a Jack Aubrey novel, and tell me which one really evokes its era.

JIM D.
SubjectAuthorPosted

Writing for Reading

Rae ElaineMarch 14, 2015 06:32PM

Re: Writing for Reading

RedsonMarch 18, 2015 03:55PM

Re: Writing for Reading

Suzanne OMarch 20, 2015 04:46AM

Re: Writing for Reading

Jim D.March 20, 2015 07:30AM

Re: Writing for Reading

Suzanne OMarch 23, 2015 12:09AM

Re: Writing for Reading

RedsonMarch 23, 2015 03:08AM

Re: Writing for Reading

Harvey S.March 17, 2015 03:39AM

Re: Writing for Reading

Jim D.March 17, 2015 02:37PM

Re: Writing for Reading

Suzanne OMarch 17, 2015 02:29PM

Re: Writing for Reading

Jean M.March 17, 2015 03:35PM

Re: Writing for Reading

AlidaMarch 17, 2015 08:24AM

Re: Writing for Reading

GingerMarch 17, 2015 03:37AM

Re: Writing for Reading

AlidaMarch 15, 2015 07:41PM

Re: Writing for Reading

laurie lMarch 17, 2015 12:24PM

Re: Writing for Reading

Jim D.March 16, 2015 06:17AM

Evokes the era or our concept of the era?

KathyMarch 21, 2015 03:19PM

Re: Writing for Reading

Jim G.MMarch 15, 2015 09:44PM



Author:

Your Email:


Subject:


Spam prevention:
Please, solve the mathematical question and enter the answer in the input field below. This is for blocking bots that try to post this form automatically.
Question: how much is 4 plus 16?
Message: