Bridging the Gaps: Overcoming the Obstacles of Historical Fiction – Article for Writing.ie

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Bridge Carrying the New Interoceanic Highway in Peru ©lukewaterson

Writing.ie – for those of you not in the know – is Ireland’s premier literary magazine and resource. Whatever aspect of literature you wish to become informed about, from the reader’s and from the writer’s perspective, this site is absolutely invaluable: and it sets accordingly high standards, too. This is why I am absolutely delighted to have an article featured on here – and one related to the writing of my debut novel Roebuck, no less. 

Writing historical fiction comes with its out very specific set of problems, and it’s some of these that I talk about here. The main question it addresses is how – when available documentation on a particular period can only allow us so many insights – do we, as fiction writers, find a way to fill in the gaps in-between in order to create a believable narrative?

Bridging the Gaps: Overcoming the Obstacles of Historical Fiction in Roebuck

 

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