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How To Know If You’re In A Historical Fiction Novel

How apropos! I just published a (an?) historical novel, and here comes Tara Sparling with keen observations on the genre.

Of course, you’ll have to read Town Father to see if I’ve committed any of these offenses.

Tara Sparling writes

How To Know If You're In A Historical Fiction NovelIt’s been a while, ladies and gentlemen… remember How To Know If You Are A Chick-Lit Heroine? Or How To Know If You’re A Cop In A Crime Novel?

Not to mention How To Know If You’re In A Young Adult Novel, and my personal favourite, How To Know If You’re In A Literary Fiction Novel?

Well, following on from various musings on historical fiction a few weeks ago, the plight of the historical fiction protagonist has been rattling around in the old brain.

You see, sometimes, when life is going just a little bit awry, we like to take refuge in the past, because the past is full of certainty. But what if our woes feel like it’s just history repeating itself? What if current events seem just too predictable to be true? Could it be possible that you are not in fact real, but rather a character…

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