SHEANNEMOORE and her hamster dudes were hosting me yesterday to talk about “aspects of writing the past”
Please head over and have a look. It’s a fun blog to follow, in any case. Thanks Ms S for having me!
I find history both fascinating and important. I believe that in order to appreciate how far human society has evolved, we need to know and understand how we got here. Achievements in humanity can easily be taken for granted and forgetting the evil that has happened can open the door to repetition.
Mostly the 20th century because it is close enough to the present to relate.
Lack of research. The devil lies in the detail and there are a thousand traps on the way: be that minor mundane things – like brands of hamster food, or bigger historical facts, spelling etc.
A fair amount. How you feel and how you would do things, your own life and that of your friends and acquaintances will always inspire you and influence your writing, even when creating totally different characters and scenarios. Originally, I was doing some family…
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