Hidden History Revealed by Mary Hoffman

I’m delighted today to welcome Mary Hoffman to the blog. As a writer of historical fiction Mary has some enlightening things to say about research.

Research – does it have to be dry?

One of the dangers of being a historical novelist, specially if you are one like me who doesn’t have a History degree, is overdoing your research. That doesn’t mean doing too much research: that’s almost impossible to do unless you do so much you never start writing the book. No – I mean overdoing the use of it in your novel. Continue reading