EP304: DV Bishop “History Is Really Badly Structured”
DV Bishop’s historical thriller debut City of Vengeance vividly takes the reader to 1530s Renaissance Florence. Writing historical fiction creates all kinds of challenges and DV Bishop tells us how it’s okay to not know everything about your chosen historical period, and why it might be a good idea to resist writing straight away…
In this episode you will discover:
- Tips for historical research and exposition
- Why you should let your characters drive the plot
- The pros and cons of outlining and pantsing
- Mr. Stay discusses his online book launches and blog tours
Here are some of the links we talked about in the show…
- Our masterclass on writing comics with David Bishop: https://bestsellerexperiment.com/ep189-teaser-a-masterclass-on-writing-comics-with-david-bishop/
- Our episode on Creative Writing Courses with David Bishop: https://bestsellerexperiment.com/ep189-teaser-a-masterclass-on-writing-comics-with-david-bishop/
- Our episode with Mark Edwards discussing online book launches: https://bestsellerexperiment.com/ep35-mark-edwards/
- That Ben Aaronovitch episode: https://bestsellerexperiment.com/ep022-ben-aaronovitch-and-the-great-bollocking/
- Our episode with Hera Books: https://bestsellerexperiment.com/ep228-hera-books-everyone-is-a-list/
- THE BESTSELLER ACADEMY: bestsellerexperiment.com/academy
- Sign up to the BXP2020 Challenge here: https://bestsellerexperiment.com/bxp2020/
- Here’s the BXP2020 Word Bank: https://bestsellerexperiment.com/bxp2020-word-count/
- Support us on Patreon and join our exclusive Facebook Group: https://www.patreon.com/bestsellerexperiment
- Back to Reality is now available on Audible!
- Here from Audible.com
- And here from Audible UK
- Buy Back to Reality: https://bestsellerexperiment.com/backtoreality/
- Support Jenni Desvaux’s book The Very Last Monster Book: http://lastmonsters.com
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