About My Historical Fiction Novel

About My Historical Fiction Novel

Galaxite Rhys, a teenage girl from a developing medieval village (sometime in the 13th century), is offered some time off from her daily life when her best friend’s brother gives her the opportunity to stay with him in a neighboring town. Upon her arrival, she finds the man that completely matches her friend’s description, and is excited to begin her much-needed break with this friendly gentlemen. But something isn’t quite right, and she begins to sense that something’s amiss (in the most humorous way possible – this is not a frightening story) when the man isn’t as knowledgeable as he should be, and doesn’t quite know the way back to his own home …


That was the overall description for the historical fiction novel that I’m working on!

It’s still completely in the development stage right now, as I haven’t even began writing it, lol. I’m forcing myself to focus on plot development, believable characters, and a strong sense of where the story will ultimately go before I put my pen to paper (or keys to keyboard, or something like that, hahah)

Do you think it sounds interesting? Once it’s written (haha), would you read it? Do you have any suggestions for what would make it more exciting? Please let me know all of your thoughts down below!

A story is just as important to the readers as it is to the writer. πŸ™‚


— Maggie

25 thoughts on “About My Historical Fiction Novel

  1. I’d read it!
    Speaking of historical fiction: have you read Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell? Oh my goodness, what a masterpiece! Everyone should read that book.

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  2. It sounds intriguing, and I would read it. It seems you are doing your research so it will be very accurate and believable, which is always good. It makes it easier to get into the story, when the subconscious isn’t sensing, that something isn’t right, if you know what I mean πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Margaret! ❀ Oh, yes, I have done so much research on a whole array of medieval subjects – the ones I know will be necessary for my writing πŸ™‚ Yes, I agree; historical fiction should always be believable!

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  3. Hi Maggie. Sounds like you’re in the same position I’m in. I think you have a good idea. Remember to stick to the main point( you seem to be on the right track with figuring out everything before writing like I’ve done so many times already lol)

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    1. Hi there, and thank you πŸ™‚ Yes, I’ve been struggling to have a main point in all of my stories for a while now, so I’m having to teach myself to plan ahead before jumping right in πŸ˜‚ I’m on my way to better writing haha

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    1. Thank you so much! ❀ I’ve been writing stories for a long time, but this is the only book I’ve worked on for a while πŸ™‚ Thank you! Glad to know I’ll have at least one reader hehe πŸ˜„

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    1. Thank you! Oh, you’re very welcome πŸ™‚ Yes, they are! I love learning about those time periods. I’m looking forward to studying the renaissance, as well, but I’m focusing on the Dark Ages for now.

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  4. Congratulations! Writing is a passion of mine, so discovering another writer is a pleasure. Thank you for liking my blog, where I’m posting the chapters of my completed historical romance titled, Beneath the Willows. I’m 20K words into the first draft of the next one, plugging away a thousand words a day. Everyone always has tips/tricks/ideas for writing, so take mine with the grain of sand it’s worth.

    What worked well for me, was visualizing, then outlining the ending first. Like the knot at the end of a rope, it captured all of the threads in the story, so when I began writing the novel, I had a strong idea of where I was going. Therefore, no matter what I wrote, I trusted it would lead to the right place, while still providing plenty of exciting surprises along the journey for me, the writer. And, if your characters tell you the ending should be different, just retie the knot and carry on.

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    1. Hi there! You’re very welcome, thanks for coming by my blog, as well. Beneath the Willows sounds like such an interesting story! I’ll have to go back and read the first chapter.
      That is a great writing tip! Thanks for sharing! I always struggle with my endings, as I’m so obsessed with where my characters begin and where they’re going that I forget to have a place for them to end up. lol I’m learning! Thanks again!

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    1. Thank you!!! I definitely will; I’m forcing myself to plan, plan, plan and not even think about beginning to write until I know I’m ready, haha. Thanks, I’m glad you think so πŸ™‚

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      1. And this is what great writers are made of. Planning is the most important aspect. I do admit that I am guilty of not planning enough. I sometimes jump into the writing and plan as I go along. Habit πŸ™‚

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      2. I agree. Goodness, for 90% of all the stories I’ve started/written, I didn’t do any planning prior to writing them, which means that they never got finished, or I wrapped everything up too quickly by the end. I’m having to learn to think through things a bit before starting! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much, Shannon! I love her name, too πŸ™‚ It’s one of my favorite things about the story. Yes, I’m enjoying getting to write about an often overlooked topic in the Middle Ages; most stories revolve around castles and the wealthy, not the small villages and the towns, and the poor. πŸ™‚ It will be interesting to change perspectives.


  5. I think you’re good on explaining the overall story. Make sure for your story the main issue is brought up early on, so readers know why your character is struggling. It may be a personal issue, or circumstance.

    Somethings to ask yourself:

    What is the overall goal of the story?
    How will the main character grow?
    Which characters are affected by certain story progress & why?
    What is the main lesson you want the reader to take away?

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    1. Thanks so much. ❀ Those are great things to consider! Thank you for the encouragement. I'm definitely wanting to go into writing this story with all of the important facts figured out.

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