Resurrect the WOOLLY MAMMOTH!!!
Resurrect them, I say! And how that statement pertains to my writing life 🙂 So, you have likely, by now, heard about the scientists who are trying to bring back the woolly mammoths from extinction. They left our world around 1700 BC although some people have timed it at 10,000 years ago. And they want to bring it back, because, well, why not? We need to resurrect these behemoths to reverse global warming. Or so they say… But–you ask–what has that to do with your writing, Kim Smith? Everything. And nothing. I mean, come on…there are so many dead tropes
- historical accuracy
- just randomness
- television shows
Creating art and its fluidity
Art creation can take many forms. For instance, I know an artist who is also a gifted actor. Many literary people have started out being visual artists first, and most still are. But writing is a fickle thing. Most of us get the guilties if we do something ASIDE from writing that is anywhere close to creating art. Well, with the exception of me and those like me who love to draw but really truly suck at it. I often draw and color to make my brain get into a certain mode where writing is easiest. I can doodle my
Writer Groupie Episode 36 Writing Historical Thrillers with Jeanne Lyet Gassman
Hey, WG fans! This episode sort of kicks off new and great things for the podcast. In this episode (AUDIO ONLY!) I actually have an introduction to the show, information for writers, what’s coming next from me, and so on. I think you will be greatly informed, and entertained, so be sure to listen to the AUDIO ONLY version for the latest and greatest. (it was too much editing to do another video with me chatting about upcoming stuff so it will always be on the AUDIO ONLY version of the show. See the audio link below. This show also
And another holiday special for you!!!
….tomorrow, An Unexpected Performance will be on FREE DOWNLOAD!!!! Here is the blurb: CJ and Josh land leading roles in their school play, and decide they want to win their teacher’s drama award. The only way to do that would be to have the performance of a lifetime. When they stumble across a hidden theatrical mirror, they unwillingly become its victims. Now it will take all their acting skills to survive a journey into a past era. An Unexpected Performance…can they act their way out of it? Click here for more details–On Amazon for Kindle, and in print.
Historical Romances, novels
How much research should go into a historical romance or novel? How much to include of all the hours you have poured over books and visited museums getting information? How much do you need to put in for your book to strike an authentic note? Only as much as you need on a bare basis. Yes, really. Research is done for the author, not the reader. If you include a few items of authentic historical accuracy, you will make them happy. If you include every nuance of every detail you learned while researching the book, you will make them stop