April 14th, 2008

turtle

progress report

The Tale of an Erotica Writer Part Two, also at Circlet Press, on making your stories stand out from the crowd.

The writing vacation went very well. I totaled 7000 words over four days, taking off Sunday afternoon and evening. Manuscript total has passed the 50K mark. Am pondering how historical I should get in certain bits. Will have to do another poll!
turtle

historical details

Poll #1171097 Historical Details

When reading a historical novel, I want to see:

actual events in which the characters take part.
0(0.0%)
events that might have happened but didn't.
0(0.0%)
accurate historical details in unreal events.
1(2.1%)
inaccurate historical details that make the plot work.
0(0.0%)
historical details that are so weird I think they're fake, but they're true.
0(0.0%)
real events and real details, but bent or moved in time to fit the plot and characters.
0(0.0%)
historical figures mentioned in passing.
0(0.0%)
real historical figures interacting with fictional characters.
0(0.0%)
anything but real historical figures.
0(0.0%)
nothing that wasn't real.
0(0.0%)
whatever will convince me to remain in the story.
3(6.4%)
ticky trench.
0(0.0%)