08-06-2008 03:50 PM
08-06-2008 09:23 PM
No, I can see where your coming from with this. What you're trying to write is called "historical fiction." Where your trying to write you story in a different time period. Before you research extensively why don't you try and read some books that take place in your time period and take some notes. Of course I'm not telling you to plagarize, but it helps to see how a different author places the characters and setting in that time period.
No experience? No problem. The more you write the more experienced you become. Right now it's about writing the actual story and not worrying about the small stuff.
11-13-2008 11:59 AM
11-14-2008 03:22 AM
11-18-2008 04:40 PM
There are lots of great suggestions here. You certainly want the work to be grounded in a realistic setting. Read as much as you can about the time period. If it's an era in time that had the technology of photos, see if you can find some images or movies from the time. Pay attention to clothing, mannerisms, surroundings, etc. Good luck--and keep us updated on what you find!
Is anyone else in the process of researching for their creative writing? How is it going for you?
11-24-2008 06:04 PM - edited 11-24-2008 06:05 PM
11-26-2008 11:44 AM - edited 11-26-2008 11:45 AM
I know for a fact that you have to research books, documentaries and on line for a lot of information. That is what I'm doing right now for a couple of my stories and while it isn't easy, it sure does help. Not to mention, everyone likes to read a book that is accurate. (Just be warned, it can be time consuming when you don't know how to learn about your time period, so you will have set aside time before really getting into your story.)