Some Common Characteristics Of Historical Fiction

There is a separate set of readers that enjoy indulging in historical fiction by using online platforms like Mediakee. Although, attempting to write such form of literature is no easy task.
Nov 15, 2017 Mark

Press Release ( - Wilmington, Delaware - Nov 15, 2017 - History books are not every readers’ first choice, although there are some who love this genre. They believe that a great historical novel provides a window into a world that is quite different from theirs. Many well-crafted history books can be found on online mediums like Mediakee.

Historical fiction is fiction that is set in the past. The writer needs to be writing about a time period different from which he or she is living in. Famous writers have said that for a book to qualify as historical fiction, it must be written at least 50 years after the historical period it describes. All historical fiction books share some common features for budding writers, these characteristics can be of great help.

A good and powerful storyline:

It may seem pretty obvious, the story needs to entice the readers. Just like any other genre of novels, a historical fiction needs to engage its readers with a great storyline. The story should consist of a theme, conflict, and resolution. And all of these aspects need to be brought together by relatable characters and authentic dialogues. The story should also have a setting, this is where the historical detail will be showcased.

The writer needs to have a strong and powerful story to tell. Without a story, no amount of superb historical details will save the book from getting flak. The story must take the center stage, the historical setting needs to be woven into the plot with a deft touch, not added over the top of it.

An authentic setting:

When writing historical fiction, writers should steer clear of making any factual errors. They should provide their writers with historical accuracy. Majority of the historical fiction fans are avid history fans and they will not miss out on any historical inaccuracies, they will not tolerate it. Before starting with the book, the writer needs to carry out an extensive research and collect all the required facts.

Writing historical fiction is very different from writing fiction. They cannot just let their creativity take reins and for a story that is historically inaccurate. The readers of the modern era are really clever and will instantly point them out. To avoid this, the writer needs to work on providing the readers with an authentic setting.

Compelling characters:

The characters in a historical fiction do not necessarily have to be real, but they have to relatable. Some authors try to fictionalize the stories of famous historical figures, but it is not a very easy task to undertake. This is because a lot has been already said and documented about famous historical personalities. The writer needs to develop compelling characters to attract readers into reading his or her book.

Writers who need inspiration can use sites like Mediakee to read historical fiction novels and then inculcate a similar concept in their book.  They can easily get access to these books at

Mediakee is a website that offers readers with a variety of eBooks. They have a wide collection of books of varied genres like thrillers, humor, history, sports and much more.

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