Friday, February 8, 2013

A question for you...

What makes fiction come alive for you? What do you look for when you pick up a book and dive in for a long read? Is it non-stop action? Deep questions and issues? Learning historical information through the eyes and world of a character? A gripping plot-line? These are the kind of questions that I am thinking about as I write this book. Who is my audience? What is going to keep them interested and turning the pages?

So, I'd like to actually ask this question here and whenever you read this post, if you could post a comment or send me an email and let me know, I'd really appreciate it. Here's the questions: From your perspective what characteristics make for good historical fiction?

Thanks in advance for helping me think this through.
Blessings to you all!


  1. When something profound happens in the first pages, instead of making me wait, then I am hooked until the end! I can't wait to read your stuff.

  2. A love story. Gotta have one! :-)

  3. Historical fiction is my favorite type of reading! I enjoy it for being able to better understand a time period through the eyes and actions of the characters. Not as boring narrative, but through what is going on in the story. The best read for me is one that makes me feel like I am still back in the time period, even after I put the book down. I guess that means I have been drawn in by the whole story. Fleshing out little-known events is great.

    P.S. I hope this publishes. It took me 15 minutes at least figuring out how to "comment as".... there was no "anonymous" selection to pick from, which would be easier for those of us who don't really know the blogging world, jfyi.