Writing Historical: How to choose a year?

 photo HRM_01_zps7a79319d.jpgWhen starting a new story, you always have to put time into setting. One of my favorite Eras happens to be the Medieval Era. You know; knights in shining armor and all that. I’m not sure why. Maybe it’s because of the belief that men held themselves to a strict code of conduct. Not that they really did. Perhaps I know they didn’t, but I prefer to look at it through rose-colored glasses anyway.

Discover: Medieval Era lasted about 10 centuries!

It wasn’t actually that hard to find the time of castles and knights. It was deciding on how much history needed to be included into the story to make it accurate.

Learn: Famine, Plagues, and War diminished European population.

For the heroine to find herself in the predicament she is in I had to have a reason. Humm . . . which one should I use?

Write: To find out you’ll have to read my first chapter.

So, this will be something new and dangerous for me. I’m going to put my work up one chapter at a time. I’ll have someone check for misspelled words first, but it will be up to you to tell me if its good or if it stinks.

I’ll need ground rules though. Any suggestions?

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